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WHEN THE STAFF of the 1944 Microcosm held 
its first meeting last spring, it was unanimously 
decided that this Mic would have to be different. We 
would have snappier layouts, more candids, many line 
cut illustrations, and, above all, a theme that would set 
it off from any other Mic. After much thought and con- 
centration, we hit upon the fact that in war time people 
very often look back to what has gone before, making 
comparisons with the present in order to predict the 
future, and we decided to apply this fact to Mic. It 
would have been nice if this had been an anniversary 
year of some kind, but the only anniversary we could 
find is that this is the 35th volume of Mic. However, we 
decided to go ahead with our comparison of the infant 
Simmons with the Simmons of 1944 anyway. We have 
tried to carry out our theme through the line cut illus- 
trations and in the writing. We have included a back- 
ground history of the college and have slanted the rest 
of the copy with an eye to the way things were when 
Simmons was a bare building standing almost alone 
beside the city dump. We have come to the conclusion 
that great strides have been made since then — socially, 
architecturally, economically, and, last but not least, 
intellectually. Our prediction? That Simmons will con- 
t inue to progress, and will remain a leader in the educa- 
tion of women. 

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e d m I B I S T R ! I o a 

• Simmons College is forty-two years old, and 
is therefore quite young as colleges measure age. At the same time, Simmons is 
old enough to be the pioneer of a new ideal in the education of women, and this 
fact her historian would no doubt find much more important than mere years or 
ivy-clad walls. Every Simmons student knows that ideal — "sound profes- 
sional education based on broad liberal studies." 

When Simmons opened its doors, a college for women combining cultural and 
professional studies was unheard of. Faded clippings from newspapers and 
magazines of the time reveal that the venture ivas regarded as sensational, if 
not revolutionary . There must have been quite a fluttering in the dovecotes. This 
seems amusing noiv, ivhen relatively few positions are closed to women, es- 
pecially in tvartime. Changes have come quickly these past four decades. 

It would be easy to attribute the gift of prophecy to the founders of Simmons, 
since the plan they evolved has coincided with the social and economic trend and 
has now won fairly general acceptance. The evidence indicates that they tvere 
far-sighted men, but not prophets. They knew that women were being drawn 
into the economic world, and that they should be given adequate preparation. 

Bancroft Beatley, A.M., Ed.D., Litt.D., President 

Our administrators adapt 

THE SIMMONS CORPORATION is keeper of a sacred trust. 
They received it from fore-sighted, practical John Simmons, a 
Boston merchant who provided in his will for the founding of a 
women's college "that should give instruction in art, science, and 
industry best calculated to enable the scholars to acquire an inde- 
pendent livelihood." John Simmons' works set the pace, and formed 
the matrix from which the future aims and purposes of the embryon- 
ic college were to be indelibly impressed. 

In 1899 the Corporation was organized, and three years later 
the doors of the "first modern college of its kind in the country" 
were thrown open to students. Guided by the watchwords, "Art, 
Science, and Industry," the Simmons Corporation has done a good 
job. Its particular jurisdiction lies in questions of administration, 
finance, and property, for the discussion of which it holds several 
yearly meetings. 

Just how faithfully the Corporation has followed the spirit and 
letter of the founder's will may be seen in the record and achievement 
of Simmons graduates, the readiness with which the college was 
geared to wartime needs, and in the well-balanced fusion of tech- 
nology and liberal arts that characterizes its program. 

The Corporation consists of the following members: Henry Le- 
favour, Ph.D., LL.D.;John Washburn Bartol, A.B., M.D.; Emeritus; 
Mary Eleanor Williams; Henry Edmund Bothfeld, Treasurer; Carl 
Dreyfus, A.B.; Charles Milton Davenport, A.B., LL.B.; William 
Emerson, A.B., Art.D., Chairman; Francis Prescott, A.B.; John 
Stanley Ames, A.B., M.F.; William Brooks Baker, A.B., LL.B., 
Clerk; Bancroft Beatley, A.M., Ed.D., Litt.D., President of the College, 
Erwin Haskell Schell, S.B.; Edward J. Frost; Rosamond Lamb; 
Richard Mason Smith, A.B., M.D., S.D.; Ruth Hornblower Green- 

// is to their credit that they proceeded ivith prudence and caution, 
keeping step with the professional progress of women, but at- 
tempting no sprints in advance of the parade. 

"The whole process must be tentative," wrote Henry Lefa- 
vour, first president of Simmons, when the college was being 
organised. "You must expect mistakes and partial failures. 
You have both to create markets for your products and fit your 
products to the demand of the existing market . 

This is business talk ivith a vengeance. But it tells the story. 
Simmons has always been preoccupied about finding neiv 
markets for its products (^graduates*), as well as about fitting 
these products to the demand of the existing market. As a rule, 
hoivever, it uses locutions other than this to describe the process. 

The will of John Simmons, a wealthy Boston merchant, 
which provided the funds to endow tvhat Mr. Simmons called 
Simmons female College, shows clearly that he did not foresee 
what women would later do in the world or how they would be 
educated to do it. This document, drawn in 1867 said in part: 

"It is my will to found and endow an institution . . for the 
purpose of teaching medicine, music, drawing, designing, 
telegraphy, and other branches of art, science and industry 
best calculated to enable scholars to acquire an independent 

Peg petitions the president 

college policy to a changing world 

ough, A.B.; Charles Belcher Rugg, A.M., LL.B.; Elisabeth Mc- 
Arthur Shepard, S.B.; Robert Fiske Bradford, A.B., LL.B.; Ada 
Louise Comstock, A.M., LL.D., Litt.D., L.H.D.; Abbie Edith 
Dunks, S.B.; Arthur Perry, A.B.; Eleanor Cassidy Keegan, S.B.; 
and Eleanor Hayward, S.B., M.B.A. 

Go-between for Corporation and student body is affable President 
Bancroft Beatley, who participates at length in student activities. 
A familiar figure at Mic and News dances, he also wields a mighty 
ping-pong paddle, and is star batter at the annual Faculty-Student 
Baseball Game. Active in the educational field Mr. Beatley also 
helps out in the civilian war effort, and manages to devote some time 
to his hobby, a miniature model railroad. Past-master of the neatly- 
turned phrase, Mr. Beatley combines tact with a keen sense of 
humor. His particular domain is administration, instruction, and 
college policy. 

Benign and understanding, Dean Jane Louise Mesick presides 
over student welfare, scholarships, and residence. A good sport, she 
is always ready to lend a sympathetic ear to student projects, prob- 
lems, or complaints. Miss Mesick also participates actively in 
civilian war work, via the Red Cross, aid to war-prisoners, and her 
job as Executive Secretary of the Medical Division of Civilian De- 
fense in the Boston area. 

Since 1940, Dr. James Mead Hyatt, Professor of Physics, has been 
Dean of the Graduate Division. A favorite of the students, Dr. 
Hyatt is known for the extreme lucidity with which he lectures and 
a knack for making science meaningful to his classes. Dr. Hyatt 
recently made Ellen Richards Club history by his vocal rendition of 
"Sweet Adeline," followed by an encore on an air column device, 
recruited from the laboratory for this special purpose. 

Jane Louise Mesick, Ph.D., Litt.D., Dean 

The Dean dallies with Miss Woodill 

James Mead Hyatt, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate Division 


Anne McHenry Hopkins, A.B., M.D. 
Director of Health 

What is a college made of? 

THE PROBLEMS of Wall Street seem petty after looking over the 
duties that the Comptroller's Office handles every day. Mr. 
Richmond K. Bachelder has the main responsibility of taking care of 
the college's day-by-day finances. With his staff, he must also super- 
vise the issuing and payment of term bills, the upkeep of the college 
buildings and property, and, greatest headache of all, the rationing 
problems of the school. This year the office took over the distribu- 
tion of ration books to resident students who go home in vacation 
periods. Class accounts, publication expenses, and sizable club 
contracts are another side of the duties of the office. With members 
of the staff doing everything from signing commuters' special rate 
blanks to acting as notaries public, it is easy to see why the office is 
one of the busiest every day in the year. 

The Health Office is where girls take their sniffles, headaches, 
and such accidents as result from hitting a thumb instead of the 
curtain rod nail with a hammer. Dr. Anne McHenry Hopkins, 
assisted by Dr. Elsie Brown, supervises all the routine cases and, in 
addition, conducts the yearly physical examinations of Freshmen 
and Seniors. Nurse Gilson is the unofficial morale booster who gives 
out sound advice with prescriptions and pills. In the Health Labora- 
tory, Mrs. Mary Hill takes blood tests, makes analyses, and gives 
lamp treatments. X-rays made by Mr. Stearns in his laboratory are 
sent here to be read and studied. The personal interest which every- 
one takes in each girl is typified by her complete health record kept 
on file in the office. 

The Recorder's Office, under the care of Miss Marjorie Burbank, 

Doris M. Sutherland, Miss Barrett, Admission and Guidance 

Margaret K. Gonyea, S.B., Registrar 


Health and wealth and paper work . . . 

is the place in which students' vital statistics are kept. From the 
time she enters as a Freshman until she is graduated, a careful check 
is kept on each student's marks and point accumulation. Miss 
Burbank and her staff make out examination schedules with a con- 
siderate eye to preventing conflicts. The office also has transcripts 
of students' marks to send out to prospective employers or girls 
about to enter the armed services. 

The Registrar's Office is one of three which work in coordina- 
tion. Under the charge of Mrs. Margaret Gonyea, the office deals 
with arranging each student's program of classes and issuing bulle- 
tins of information about the college which tell of classes, personnel, 
and program objectives. This year besides the regular issuing of 
bulletins and booklets, the office is publishing the annual catalogue 
with a brighter, more attractive format. In order to establish pro- 
grams for Juniors which will be satisfactory for each student, indi- 
vidual conferences were held throughout the winter. 

In the Main Office, conflicting classes are straightened out by 
Miss Jennings, Miss Grant, Miss Barrett, and Miss Belding. 

The third connected office is the attractive Office of Admission 
and Guidance presided over by Miss Doris M. Sutherland and her 
assistant, Miss Wry. Besides interviewing prospective Sallies, Miss 
Sutherland is in charge of the College Opportunities program which 
seeks to keep Freshmen happy during Orientation Week and to 
educate them in the idiosyncrasies of the various schools through 
the weekly Wednesday classes. 

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Richmond K. Bachelder, B.B.A., Comptroller 

Miss Jennings and Miss Barrett compare notes 

Mr. Simmons died in 1870 and a disaster tivo years later 
prevented the college he envisioned from becoming one of the 
oldest iv omen s colleges in the country. The great Boston fire of 
1872 iviped out more than half of the buildings in the downtown 
area ivhich he had bequeathed to the college. There was a lag 
of nearly thirty years until the trust accumulated to the necessary 
proportions. The college was finally incorporated in 1899 and 
formally opened in 1902. 

The careers expressly named by the founder were no longer 
those which women ivould choose in large numbers, or had been 
preempted by universities, conservatories, or specialised schools. 
The trustees of the new college decided that the need of the hour 
was for a technical college for women. In consequence, they laid 
out plans for four great programs: in business, household eco- 
nomics, librarianship, and science, and required of graduates 
a four-year college education . 

It was at this point that the "Simmons plan" of education 
came into being. It envisioned a thorough educational back- 
ground for the student with direct preparation for a definite 
vocation on graduation. Its end product — the word is Mr. 
Lefavour's — was to be "not a mere specialist in a limited field, 
but a well-rounded, ivell-developed personality, capable and 


Queries, books and 

Mr. Lefavour left Williams College, where he had been 
dean, to assist in planning the new college and became its first 
head. The first dean of Simmons was Sarah Louise Arnold, 
who resigned as supervisor of Boston schools to lend her aid in 
launching the novel enterprise in the education of women. Both 
served the college for many years and saw the dream of the 
founders fulfilled. 

There were 149 first-year students enrolled when the college 
opened for instruction in modest rented quarters at 739 Boylston 
Street. A total of 1636 students, including those enrolled in 
graduate and summer programs, registered at Simmons in 
1943-44. Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, England, 
Hawaii, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the West Indies as well as 
twenty-six states of the Union were represented. Today the 
college offers instruction in nine different schools: English, 
Library Science, Social Work, Business, Retailing, Science, 
Home Economics, Nursing, and Preprofessional Studies. 

The main college building on the Fenivay was first used in 
1904, and since that time, the addition of two large wings 
has almost doubled its capacity . South Hall and the Refectory 
ivere completed in 1905, North Hall in 1907 , and through the 
years the residence hall area on Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim 
Road was gradually enlarged and improved. Evans Hall, the 
latest addition to the group, ivas completed in 1938. In 1914-15 
the official name, Simmons Female College, became, Simmons 
College, "the change being in accord with modern usage of 

% That will be five cents 

They're all so pretty 

# I wonder if she's free now? 


short order cooks 

BACK IN 1904 Simmons College moved from No. 739 
Boylston Street and established residence at 300 
the Fenway. The building was wing-less, with the base- 
ment containing a cloak-room, rest-room, laboratories, 
and a temporary lunchroom — rather crowded quarters. 
Up on the fourth floor was a room full of shelves and 
tables called the library, and another room, equal in 
size, for devotional services. In time these grew into 
Libraries A and B. The Bookstore was among the unborn. 
By 1910 a west wing had been built and it harbored a 
regular lunchroom run just as it is today. One single rule 
governed behavior in the lunchroom then : a girl who was 
unruly in line, pushed, shoved her neighbor, or cut in 
ahead of anyone, was taken out of the line and made to 
stand beside a monitor for fifteen minutes of infamy. 
Then the offender was delegated to the end of the line. 
Library A was still adding books to its shelves, and the 
empty spaces were diminishing, and students even then 
were allowed to try their luck at the B.P.L. 

By 1917, the books had been moved into Library B, 
and the Assembly Hall was in the east wing. The set-up 
in the libraries was the same as that of today, with the 
exception that the students could bring pound-boxes of 
candy to munch while they gossiped. By this time the 
bookstore had been born, under the auspices of Miss 
MacLachlan, and books, stationery, and so forth could 
be purchased "at the lowest market prices." Not until 
1928 did it move to the east wing from its original posi- 
tion at the far end of the lunchroom. At the end of the 
year the profits were distributed to the students according 

to the cooperative plan. Shoeshines could be had for ten 
cents, and the shining was done by enthusiastic Freshmen. 

Well, look at us today! The lunchroom, under the eye 
of Miss Louisa Tate is waging battle against points and 
shortages. No one would ever call it normal, because 
our cokes are gone, butter is scarce, and that pre-war 
delicacy, meat, appears only two or three times a week. 
But no one seems to be passing out from anemia! This 
year the bookstore has increased its lure so that it is now 
a haven for stray dollars as well as stray pennies. Mrs. 
Bradstreet has added linens and blankets and crystal to 
her stock, because so many students are either already 
married, or will be at the first possible furlough. What a 
lovely way to spend the hour you're cutting — browsing 
around and deciding what you'll buy with next month's 

The rising birthrate was felt even in Simmons this 
year when Library C was born. Supposedly for Freshmen, 
it is inhabited by Juniors and Seniors who can't seem to 
recall that it is no longer the Study Hall. Mrs. Mutch 
presides. Upstairs in Libraries A and B everything is 
about the same as always, with Miss Alice M. Hopkins, 
and Miss Jennie C. Frost, trying to manage the mad 
throng grabbing for the Herald comic section. Margaret 
Davis and Mrs. Dorothy Bloom are reinforcements. 

Info has been a part of Simmons ever since the first 
door was opened. This year it is run by Miss Marie La- 
Porte. If you wish to know anything, from the correct 
amount of postage for that letter to him, to whether or 
not a girl with hair went by two days ago, just ask her. 

M-m-m-m — That was good 

This is NOT a passageway 


Bed and Board and Graduates . . . 

FOUNDED IN JUNE, 1908, the Simmons College Alumnae Asso- 
ciation now has over 1800 members in all parts of the world. In 
October of this year, Miss Helena V. O'Brien, who served as presi- 
dent from 1941-43, was recalled to that office when Ensign Eleanor 
McCoffyn resigned upon receiving her commission in the WAVES. 
As president, Miss O'Brien is in charge of all association and execu- 
tive board meetings and also supervises the election of new board 

Miss Marjorie L. Shea, executive secretary of the association, 
directs the alumnae office here in the college. She sends numerous 
letters annually to alumnae members, records all information re- 
ceived about Simmons graduates, and edits and distributes the 
Simmons Review, the alumnae publication. When class reunions are 
held, Miss Shea arranges accommodations at the dorms or at down- 
town hotels and attends to many other details. 

In many parts of the country, there are Simmons clubs that offer 
scholarship grants to prospective Simmons students. The association 
also makes two awards annually to outstanding members of the 
senior class in recognition of their scholastic records and their par- 
ticipation in college activities. 

It might seem impossible, even with the patience of Job and the 
wisdom of Solomon to keep things running smoothly when several 
hundred girls are living together, but Miss Ruth Danielson, Director 
of Residence on the main campus at Simmons, and Mrs. Frank C. 
Cooper, Director of Residence on Freshman campus, achieve this 
apparent impossibility with ease. 

Under Miss Danielson's capable guidance, the various problems 
of management in the eleven houses and halls of upper class campus 
are readily solved. The war, of course, has created many new diffi- 
culties, but Miss Danielson has met these with ingenuity and re- 

The growth of the college has been steady rather than spectacu- 
lar. Its administrators have preferred to build soundly on a 
solid foundation. Proof that they had the pioneering spirit is 
found in the fact that the School of Social Work ivas the first of 
its kind in the country, and that for many years, the Prince 
School of Retailing was a unique institution. On the other hand, 
programs have been abandoned when they no longer seemed to be 
justified. At various times in its history, Simmons offered pro- 
grams in horticulture, landscape architecture, and physical 
education . 

It is noteworthy that in its forty-two years the college has 
had but two presidents, Mr. Lefavour and President Bancroft 
Beatley. Under both it has remained true to the original ideal. 
Mr. Beatley is carrying on the tradition with enlightened vision, 
planning policies in line with new developments in education. 

In his inaugural address in 1913 President Beatley set forth 
his views in these words: 

The college has not been content solely to prepare women for 
earning their livelihood, it has directed much of its effort toward 
the liberal phases of education to the end that its graduates 
may participate more richly in the life of the home and commun- 

I wonder what's new today 

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that's what a college is made of! 

sourcefulness. Despite the many demands upon her, Miss Danielson 
takes a personal and understanding interest in all the girls. They 
know that she is never too busy for a quiet chat, for a few words of 
encouragement or advice. 

On the Brookline campus, Mrs. Cooper welcomes the Freshmen in 
September and helps lessen the confusion of the first hectic week. 
She understands Freshmen and is always willing to discuss their 
problems — men, exams, and such. 

The Office of Public Relations at Simmons was created in 1937 
under the guidance of Mr. Wilfrid E. Playfair who still conducts 
that office. Mr. Playfair doubles as professor of journalism and 
publicity, but his main work is that of directing the public relations 
work of the school. The aim of public relations is the creation of a 
favorable picture of the institution in the mind of the public. 
This is done by publicizing college events — educational and social — 
in the local papers. A matter of importance is sent to the press associ- 
ations or the New York Times for national distribution. His assistant, 
Mrs. Pearl S. Young, takes care of routine matters, such as sending 
releases to home town papers. When you are elected to an office, 
serve on a dance committee, or win a scholarship, it is the Office of 
Public Relations that sees that an item appears in your own paper. 

A central placement office is a new thing at Simmons. It was cre- 
ated only last year under the direction of Miss Anna Hanson. 
Heretofore, placement was handled by each school, but under the 
new system, all positions and openings come to the attention of 
the central office for filling or filing, as the case may be. Miss Hanson 
keeps a file of the qualifications of all alumnae who are listed as 
inactive, or active. Such a centralization of placement has facilitated 
the handling of girls and jobs — especially now, when there is such 
a demand for trained women in business. 

Ruth H. Danielson, Residence 

Iarjorie L. Shea, Alumnae 

Wilfrid E. Playfair, Mrs. Young, Public Relations 

Anna M. Hanson, Placement 


5 E H 1 5 »„ P B E D 1 n 

Bibliophiles and hibliophobes, wear out their soles to furbish their minds 

Gregg, grooming and Under- 

N 1902, one of the four original schools 
of Simmons College was the School of 
Secretarial Studies, later called the 
School of Business. In 1902 — as now — 
the school aimed to educate its students 
with a thorough training in shorthand, 
typing, office machines, bookkeeping, 
accounting, business law, office man- 
agement, marketing, personnel, finance, and advertising 
together with a broad background of academic and 
cultural subjects such as English, history, psychology, 
science, economics, and foreign languages. The founders 
of the college realized what time has proven to be true — 
that a well-rounded academic education has a definite 
advantage for the business woman — the secretary, stenog- 
rapher, or bookkeeper. The school aims at developing the 
personal qualities of initiative, capacity for sound judg- 
ment, and ability to face responsibility. Students with 
these qualities should be able to advance rapidly to execu- 
tive or administrative positions. 

Dr. Samuel Jesse Lukens is the Director of the School 
of Business. He and his able staff of assistants in their 
well-equipped laboratories on the first floor of the west 
wing are ready, willing, and able to produce efficient, 

Samuel Jesse Lukens, Ph.D., Director 

Mimeo's, multo's, and dicto's 

Scribunal: Front, D'Arrigo, Bernau. Back, Kiessling, 
Leighton, Melber, Keating 


wood make a secretary what she should 

poised, capable women out of the befogged group of 
Sophomores that come their way every year. The Busi- 
ness School is the largest in the college, and the well- 
dressed, business-like Seniors in the School of Business 
are the envy of their less efficient-looking sisters in other 

Scribunal was founded in 1925 to promote fun and 
fellowship between students in the School of Business and 
the faculty of the school. Meetings are held once a 
month in the Lounge with refreshments and entertain- 

This year's meetings featured a humorous skit called 
Trying Them Out performed by members of the three upper 
classes for the benefit of the Freshmen in October; a 
WAVE and a WAC speaking on what the business girl 
can do in the auxiliary services a month later; a prize 
of war stamps for the winner of a quiz program for which 
Dr. Rankin acted as Master of Ceremonies; and a Valen- 
tine Party open to the Freshmen at which songs were 
sung to an accordion accompaniment. Mr. Lukens spoke 
on "The Woman Worker in Industry." 

Responsible for this galaxy of fine meetings were 
Grace D'Arrigo, president; Phyllis Bernau, vice-president; 
Harriet Leighton, secretary; Marilyn Meserve and Joan 
Melber, treasurers (in different semesters); Kathaleen 
Kiessling, chairman of social activities; and Joan Keat- 
ing, publicity chairman. 

Mrs. Coulter caters to clients 


Margia Haugh Abbott, Ph.B. 

(Mrs. Arthur H. Abbott) 

Associate Professor of Textiles 
Helen Goller Adams, S.B., A.M. 

(Mrs. Frank W. Adams) 

Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies 
Alexandra Adler, M.D. 

Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry 
Eunice Flanagan Allan, A.B., M.S.S. 

(Mrs. Malcolm S. Allan) 

Special Lecturer on Psychiatric Social Work 
Mary Angela Bailey, S.B. 

Assistant in Library Science 
Diamond Ballin, S.B., A.M. 

Special Instructor in Diet Therapy 
Louise Silbert Bandler, A.B., M.S.S. 

(Mrs. Bernard Bandler) 

Special Instructor in Psychiatric Social Work 
Harriett Moulton Bartlett, A.M. 

Special Lecturer on Medical Social Work 
Edith Arthur Beckler, S.B. 

Assistant Professor of Public Health 
Kathleen Berger, S.B., Ed.M. 

(Mrs. Walter M. Berger) 

Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies 
Grete Lehner Bibring, M.D. 

Special Lecturer on Analytic Psychology 
Roy Oren Billett, Ph.D. 

Lecturer on Education 
Elizabeth Eunice Bissell, A.B. 

Special Instructor in Child Welfare 
Allen Douglas Bliss, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
*Raymond Francis Bosworth, S.B., A.M. 

Assistant Professor of English 
Marion Edna Bowler, A.M. 

Associate Professor of Romance Languages 
Augusta Fox Bronner, Ph.D. 

(Mrs. William Healy) 

Special Lecturer on Mental Hygiene 

*0n leave of absence for war service 


Books for the mind, books for the soul, and 

Nina Caroline Brotherton, A.M. 

Professor of Library Science, and 

Acting Director oj the School of Library Science 
Flossie C. Budewig, S.M. 

Instructor in Home Economics 

Lyle Kenneth Bush, A.M. 
Associate Professor of Art 

Theresa Kowalczyk Carroll, S.B. 
(Mrs. John Carroll) 
Assistant in Library Science 

Irene McAllister Chambers, Ph.B., A.M., S.B. 
Associate Professor of Retailing 

Alice Channing, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Social Economy 
Josephine M. Chapman, S.B., Ed.M. 

(Mrs. Boyd P. Chapman) 

Assistant Professor of Physical Education 
Ruth Clapp, S.B. 

Instructor in Child Development , and 

Director of the Nursery School 

Laura Catherine Colvin, A.B., A.M.L.S. 
Assistant Professor of Library Science 

Isabella Kellock Coulter, S.B., A.M. 
(Mrs. Jeremy A. Coulter) 
Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies 

Alice Louise Crockett, A.M. 
Assistant Professor of English 

Marguerite Bond Derry, S.B. 
(Mrs. C. Malcolm Derry) 
Special Instructor in Biology 

Felix Deutsch, M.D. 

Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry 
Florence Sophronia Diall 

Associate Professor of Physical Education 

Tilly Svenson Dickinson, S.B., Ed.M. 

(Mrs. H. Donald Dickinson) 

Assistant Professor of Secretarial Studies 
Quindara Oliver Dodge, S.M. 

(Mrs. Chester C. Dodge) 

Associate Professor of Institutional Management, and 

Director of Vocational Practice 

IBRARY work is fun! Ever since Sim- 
mons' first year— 1902— the School of 
Library Science has been active in pre- 
paring girls for every type of work in 
our rapidly progressing world. Yes, 
every type — for library work embraces 
nearly every field of endeavor. The 
scientifically minded girl may compile 
bibliographies in an industrial laboratory, or have 
charge of the library in a technical university, while 
another may bring health and happiness to the physically 
or mentally ill as a form of therapy in hospital, psychia- 
tric, or social service libraries. 

For that "different" job, there is the bookmobile 
which travels through rural areas, carrying its equip- 
ment "on its back" as it were, bringing knowledge, 
pleasure, and contact with the outside world to isolated 
communities; and then there is the library in a military 
camp which serves the recreational as well as the intel- 
lectual needs of service men. 

The program in the Library School is a bit unusual. 
Formerly, the technical subjects such as classification 
and reference work were spread throughout the four-year 
course, but nearly twenty years ago the present system 
was adopted. Now the students study academic subjects 
during their first three years, thus gaining a broad back- 
ground in languages, science, social sciences and litera- 

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ture — for a librarian is expected to know a little bit 
about nearly everything. But since it is impossible for 
her to know everything, she at least must know where 
and how to find information on any subject. 

It is in the fourth year that a future librarian receives 
her technical and practical training and becomes a mem- 
ber of the A.L.A. (American Library Association). She 
learns to classify books under the Dewey decimal system 
of classification, becomes adept at compiling bibliogra- 
phies and using many types of reference books. In courses 
on book selection she learns to choose suitable books for 
people with varied interests. If she is interested in chil- 
dren she learns to tell fairy tales and adventure stories. 

o2o (Zero twenty) was founded about ten years ago 
to further social and professional relationships among 
graduates, undergraduates, and instructors in the school. 
This year's officers are Dorothea Ohmart, president; 
Helen Charles, vice-president; Eleanor Ames, secretary; 
Jacqueline Zeldin, treasurer; and Betty Lou Johnson, 
program chairman. Besides several interesting speakers 
and a film on Argentina at the monthly teas, the club 
members introduced the Freshmen to the School of 
Library Science with a humorous bird's-eye view of the 
life of a prospective librarian, both before and after 
graduation from Simmons. 

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020: Ames, Johnson, Ohmart 

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Around the clock, around 

HE DEMAND for well-educated women 
to take positions of responsibility in 
the nursing profession led Simmons to 
set up her five-year nursing plan. The 
program provides a combination of 
academic study in both scientific and 
liberal fields, plus professional prepara- 
tion. The first two and one-half years 
consist of courses given at the college, with summers 
spent in the hospitals. The next year and one-half is spent 
getting hospital training, and then the student returns 
to college, now in her cap, for final polishing before she 
treads etherized halls on her own. 

When the college first started along this route it was 
the butt of much sarcasm and ridicule, because any one 
with half a mind knew that no girl could be a nurse 
unless she spent three years in a hospital training school. 
And the only normal human way to become a super- 
visor was to wait and bide your time until the present 
boss of the floor died and you filled her rubber-soled shoes. 
Today hospitals are putting Simmons grads into the 
coveted places almost immediately. 

Because of the war, this year has been deafening with 
its cries of Nurses! Nurses! Give us more Nurses! The 
armed forces are begging for ladies in white. In answer 
to the tumult, this year's graduates are joining the Army 

Helen Wood, R.N., A.M., Director 

Even stacking in the stock room is fun 


the world, from the cradle to the grave 

Nurse Corps, Navy Nurse Corps, or the Marines. They 
will be flying in hospital planes, walking between rows 
of beds in field hospitals, or applying dressings and sulfa 
in advance battle stations near the front lines. They will 
go to the South Pacific and to Italy and Africa and Eng- 
land. This is a year when the Nursing School graduate 
can fulfill two promises. . .one to herself; to see the world 
and do things . . . the other to the world; to help heal the 
sick and wounded and bring comfort into worlds only 
inhabited by pain. 

The Anne Strong Club for the Nursing School students 
met in the Evans game room this year under their presi- 
dent, Lois Knight. Mary Trail was vice-president, Mary 
Shaughnessy, treasurer, and Eleanor Filson, secretary. 
The traditional ceremony of capping took place in the 
Assembly Hall this year with Miss Wood presenting 
caps and the orchestra creating a mood. 

Most of the meetings this year were spotlights turned 
on the nurses serving in the armed forces, and the experi- 
ences of some of them were enough to make any girl en- 
list tomorrow. 

The highlight of the year was the New England 
Regional Conference for Collegiate Schools of Nursing, 
which was held at 300 the Fenway in our honor. The 
Sophomore nurses served at the luncheon, and Simmons 
held its head high for weeks after. 

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Marie Lois Donohoe, A.B. 

Special Lecturer on Mental Hygiene 

Virginia Marie Dunn, S.B. 

Assistant in Secretarial Studies 
Kathleen Cullis Dunning, S.B. 

(Mrs. Martin VanB. Dunning, Jr.) 

Special Instructor in Costume Design 
Sigrid Anderson Edge, A.B., S.M. 

Associate Professor of Library Science 

Jose Antonio Encinas, A.B. 
Special Instructor in Spanish 

Viola Grace Engler, S.B., MBA. 
Associate Professor of Accounting 

Eula Gertrude Ferguson, A.B., S.B. 
Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies 

Jacob Ellis Finesinger, A.M., M.D. 
Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry 

Lucy Ellis Fisher, S.M. 
Assistant Professor of Foods 

Ethel M. Fletcher, A.B. 

Special Instructor in Family Social Work 

Morris Friedberg, A.M., Docteur de l'Universite de 
Professor of Economics 

Ruth Bachelder Friedberg, A.B., S.M. 

(Mrs. Morris Friedberg) 

Associate Professor of Retailing 
Robert Malcolm Gay, A.M., Litt.D. 

Professor of English, Director of the School of English, 

and Chairman of the Division of Language, Literature, 

and the Arts 
Ina Mary Granara, S.B., A.M. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Emerson Greenaway, S.B., A.B.L.S. 

Lecturer on Library Organisation and Administration 

Barbara Johnson Hall, S.B. 
(Mrs. Albert C. Hall) 
Assistant in Chemistry 

Zoltan Haraszti, J.S.D., A.M. 
Lecturer on the History of the Book 


Katharine Davis Hardwick, A.B. 

Professor of Social Economy, and 

Director of the School of Social Work 
Rachel Louise Hardwick, S.B., Ch.B., M.D. 

(Mrs. James A. Burgess) 

Special Lecturer on Medical Information 
Harrison LeRoy Harley, Ph.D. 

Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Director of the 

School of Preprofessional Studies, and Chairman of the 

Division of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education 
Mary Kathryn Harrigan, S.B. 

Instructor in Biology 
Claire de Hedervary, A.B. 

Instructor in Economics 
Edith Fishtine Helman, Ph.D. 

(Mrs. Bernard Helman) 

Associate Professor of Spanish 
Leland David Hemenway, A.M. 

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics 
Frances Warner Hersey, A.B., Litt.D. 

(Mrs. Mayo D. Hersey) 

Lecturer on English 
Curtis Morrison Hilliard, A.B. 

Professor of Biology and Public Health 
William Augustus Hinton, S.B., M.D. 

Lecturer on Wassermann Technique 
Katharine Hitchcock, R.N., S.B., A.M. 

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nursing 
Caroline Maude Holt, Ph.D. 

Professor of Biology 
Nellie Maria Hord, S.B., A.M. 

Assistant Professor of Foods and Nutrition 
Roy Graham Hoskins, Ph.D., M.D. 

Special Lecturer on Social Psychiatry 
Emily Bissell Houghton, S.B. 

(Mrs. Kermit R. Houghton) 

Special Instructor in Sociology 
Ruth White Howe, S.B. 

(Mrs. Percy R. Howe) 

Special Instructor in Nutrition 
Alice Rothwell Hyatt, S.B. 

( Mrs. James M. Hyatt) 

Instructor in Physics 
James Mead Hyatt, Ph.D. 

Prof e i tor of Physics and Dean of Graduates 
Flora McKenzie Jacobs 

A i sociate Professor of Secretarial Studies 
Harry Morton Johnson, A.M. 

Instructor in Sociology 

Science ... some absorb 


long history starting with the estab- 
lishment of the school, as such, in 1902. 
The original science school at Simmons 
was a pre -nursing or pre-medical school 
whose facilities were also available to 
the School of Home Economics. Not 
so now. The School of Science has 
blossomed out into one of the more important schools at 
Simmons — if one can be said to be more important than 
another. Graduates of the school are in the enviable 
position of having excellent, well-paying positions long 
before they get a degree. Their type of work and their 
qualifications are such that they are in demand at hos- 
pitals, as doctor's assistants, and in private and industrial 
research laboratories. In fact, you might say they were 
essential industries! 

The Science School student is responsible for the 
dreadful odors that drift down from the second floor 
as they tinker with test tubes in their rubber aprons. 
Theirs is not a glamour job, but it is an interesting one. 
Science School girls begin to specialize in their Sopho- 
more year — earlier than in any other school. They may 
choose biology, chemistry, or physics and mathematics 
for their specialization, but you can be pretty sure they'll 
end up in a laboratory somewhere. Graduated, they will 

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it . . . all inhale it! 

go to hospitals, city and state health departments, and 
to private physicians as laboratory technicians. Others 
will go to the laboratories of industry and of research 
foundations as analysts and research assistants. Still 
others will turn up as teachers of biology, chemistry, 
mathematics, or physics. 

A graduate course either in chemical laboratory tech- 
niques or in public health laboratory procedures includ- 
ing work in the preparation of vaccines and antitoxins 
is also offered to a limited number of qualified graduates. 
This course leads to a diploma. 

The student club of the Science School chose the name 
Ellen Richards Club after the first woman graduate of 
M.I.T. Many of the club's customs are unique. For in- 
stance, their big meeting of the year is a banquet held 
in a slightly de-fumigated laboratory with beakers, 
bottles, and test tubes holding the eats. Other meetings 
are more conventional, being held in the Lounge and 
with less startling service. Mary Pucci was president 
this year, Jacqueline Doyle was secretary-treasurer, 
Virginia Burton was Senior representative, Mary Gaffney 
was Junior representative, and Miriam Caploe was pub- 
licity chairman. 


School of English . . . 

HE PEN AND INK GIRLS are the ones 
who enter the School of English. Long 
papers — the bane of other schools' ex- 
istences — flow like water from the 
hands of these future reporters and 
script or publicity writers. And in their 
spare time, English School girls relax 
by writing for News, Fen Ways, and Mic. 
Under the guidance of Dr. Robert M. Gay, Director of 
the School of English, students train for positions in 
publishing houses, advertising agencies, newspaper and 
magazine offices, and radio stations. A broad back- 
ground in English literature, as well as in technical 
courses in journalism, publicity, and publishing are 
included in the curriculum of the school. Students ac- 
quire an extensive knowledge of newspaper and print- 
shop jargon during these latter courses, and it is not 
unusual to hear a delicate journalism major say calmly, 
"I'll pick it up in the morgue," or a quiet intellectual 
demand, "Did you bleed?" The acid test of this technical 
training is the project required of Seniors in publishing — 
the preparation of a magazine, book, or publicity scheme 
that will be practical evidence of their ability. 

It does not take long before the Editors' Room rivals 
the Butt Room as a second home for most students in the 

Robert JVI. Gay, A.M., Litt.D., Director 
"Dear Sir: We regret to inform you. . ." 
Jones on jingles — advertising variety 


where a picture is worth 1000 words 

School of English. From this school have consistently 
come the editors of Mic and Netvs, and Simmons' literary 
publication, Fen Ways, is strictly under their supervision, 
giving them advance training for their future careers. 
The last issue of the year is the private property of 
Juniors in the school. 

Among the many courses available to them, English 
School students prefer Shakespeare, studies of different 
literary periods, imaginative writing, and journalism. 
Least loved, but probably most needed and used, is the 
required course in secretarial studies. Senior practice 
work for two weeks of the second semester supplements 
class work. Students are placed in publicity agencies, 
radio stations, advertising agencies, and newspaper, 
magazine, and book-publishing houses. 

The English Club claims among its members girls 
from all schools who have a professional, amateur, or 
"just plain curious" attitude towards things literary. 
This year president Edith Antunes directed a Freshman- 
Faculty Tea during which the class of '47 met its future 
mentors. Another hit of the 1943-44 season was a Poetry 
Festival which featured choral speaking and foreign 
poetry readings. The English Club also supervised an 
Inquiry of Intelligence which tested the gray matter of 
members of all the schools at Simmons. Assistant 
officers of the club were Selma Brick, secretary, and 
Carol Blanchard Hewitt, treasurer. 

English Club: Hewitt, Brick, Antunes in the pause that refreshes 

Carter Ruthven Jones 

Special Lecturer on Advertising 
Cheney Church Jones, A.B., LL.D. 

Special Lecturer on Child Welfare 
*Raymond Kenneth Jones, S.M. 

Assistant Professor of Physics 
Florene Cora Kelly, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Howard Lamd Kingsley, Ph.D. 

Special Instructor in Psychology 
Mary Ramon Kinney, A.B., S.M. 

Assistant Professor of Library Science 
Manfred Klein, A.M. 

Assistant Professor of German 
Erich N. Labouvie, Ph.D. 

Special Instructor in German 
Ruth Shaw Leonard, S.B. 

Assistant Professor of Library Science 
*Winston Barnes Lewis, Ph.D. 

Instructor in History and Economics 
Alton A. Linford, A.M. 

Assistant Professor of Social Economy 
Ross Franklin Lockridge, Jr., A.M. 

Assistant Professor of English 
Allena Estelle Luce, A.M. 

Special Instructor in Spanish 
Samuel Jesse Lukens, Ph.D. 

Professor of Business Economics, Director of the School of 

Business, and Director of the Prince School of Retailing 
Marjorie Marie McKinley, SB. 

Supervisor of Vocational Practice 
Kate McMahon 

Associate Professor of Social Economy 
Gladys Waden Magee, SB. 

(Mrs. Roland H. Magee) 

Instructor in Clothing and Design 
Judith Matlack, A.M. 

Associate Professor of English 
Virginia Rogers Miller, A.M. 

(Mrs. Carroll C. Miller) 

Special Instructor in English 
Ouida Crouse Montague, S.B. 

(Mrs. Ouida C. Montague) 

Special Instructor in Hospital Laboratory Methods 
Ruth Conniston Morize, Mus.B. 

(Mrs. Andre Morize) 

Lecturer on the Appreciation of Music 

*0n leave of absence for war service 


Home Ec . . . to heck with the 

Evangeline Hall Morris, B.A., B.N., R.N. 

(Mrs. Cecil R. Morris) 

Assistant Professor of Nursing 
Raymond Elwood Neal, S.B. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
*Joseph Garton Needham, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Malcolm Strong Nichols, A.B. 

Special Lecturer on Family Welfare 
Mary Elizabeth Norcross, R.N., S.B. 

Special Instructor in Nursing Education 
Helen Rich Norton, A.B. 

Professor of Retailing, and Associate Director of the 

Prince School of Retailing 
Helena Veronica O'Brien, S.B., LL.B. 

Special Instructor in Business Law 
Eleanor Manning O'Connor, S.B. 

(Mrs. Johnson O'Connor) 

Special Instructor in Housing 
Waldo Emerson Palmer, A.B. 

Associate Professor of History 
Eleanor Pavenstedt, M.D. 

Special Instructor in Social Psychiatry 
Wilfrid Ernest Playfair, B.A. 

Lecturer on Journalism 
Lalia Charlton Pratt, S.B. 

(Mrs. Lawrence H. Pratt) 

Special Instructor in Chemistry 
Marenda Elliott Prentis, A.M., S.B. 

Special Instructor in Sociology 
Robert Carter Rankin, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of History 
Philip Morrison Richardson, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Biolog y 
Elda Robb, Ph.D. 

Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the School of Home 

Leo Roberts, Ph.D. 

Lecturer on Psychology 
Howard Frank Root, A.B., M.D. 

Lecturer on Medical Information 
Louise Vernon Rosser, S.B. 

''Mrs. Bernard S. Rosser) 

Instructor in Physics and Mathematics 

*0n leave of absence for war service. 


the oldest school in Simmons, for in 1903 
the Boston Cooking School was taken 
over by Simmons and was established 
as the School of Home Economics. At 
^a that time, the school offered a regular 

■**J four-year course, a graduate program 
for specialized training in the study of 
institutions and dietetics or in teaching, and a course 
(for which no degree was given) for women who were 
unable to complete the four-year program, but wished 
to prepare for practice in a single field of home econom- 
ics. There were no laboratories in the college, so instruc- 
tion in the sciences and household arts was given in the 
Boylston Chambers on Boylston Street. 

At present, the program offered by the School of Home 
Economics is planned so that all students receive basic 
preparation in home economics and the social and phy- 
sical sciences. Following this, opportunity is offered 
for specialization in many of the professional fields of 
home economics: dietetics, institutional management, 
public health nutrition, and food research, as well as 
textile analysis, extension work, and teaching. 

In 1926, Practice House, providing invaluable oppor- 
tunity for vocational training, was established on cam- 
pus. All students spend one quarter of their Junior year 

Getting their vitamins painlessly 


Ec--it's the Home 

there and at the same time participate in running the 
college nursery school established in 1943. An affiliation 
with the Merrill-Palmer School in Detroit make it 
possible for well-qualified Seniors to spend one semester 
of the senior year in concentrated study of child develop- 

A graduate program in nutrition leading to the M.S. 
degree, planned especially to prepare students for nutri- 
tion work in public health and social welfare agencies, 
has been made possible through the cooperation of the 
Harvard School of Public Health and the Simmons 
School of Social Work. 

The Home Ec Club was organized in the spring of 1923 
for instructors, Juniors, Seniors, and special students 
in the Home Economics department. This year the 
executive board was composed of Cynthia Child, presi- 
dent; Buff Miller, vice-president; Louise Hendrickson, 
secretary; and Ann Ross, treasurer, as well as Marjorie 
Coleman, program chairman; Kitsie Haines, food chair- 
man; and Alice Bentley, publicity chairman. Miss Louisa 
Tate acted as faculty advisor. The club's catering service 
has been particularly active, providing the food and 
service for teas in the school as well as carrying on food 
sales in the dormitories. The club had several special 
meetings such as the Christmas Party, a Mother's Valen- 
tine Tea, and a tea for Freshmen featuring a fashion show. 

Elda Robb, Ph.D., Director 
Home Ec Club: Coleman, Child, Miller, Haines, Bentley 
For the finishing touches . . . 


Prepro's make careers 

HE School of Preprofessional Studies 

is the only school in Simmons College 

which expects graduate study of its 

members. The undergraduate program 

is intended to give a broad cultural 

background, yet, the goal of the 

graduate professional school is always 

kept in mind. 

There are four basic programs in the Preprofessional 

School. They are very flexible and with the aid of Dr. 

Harley, the director of the School, a program which 

develops the individual student's main interest can be 

drawn up. 

Each girl is expected to concentrate on one field so 
that her background won't be too diversified. 

The undergraduate programs have different objects in 
view. Girls headed toward the field of social work con- 
centrate in history, psychology, economics, and sociolo- 
gy, while the main interests of a girl with her eye on 
Prince School would be in business, clothing, and de- 
sign. There is also a program which prepares a student 
for medical school or specialized courses in occupational 
therapy or physiotherapy. The fourth goal of preprofes- 
sional training is preparation for the graduate program 
in Library Science either at Simmons or at some other 

Harrison Leroy Harley, Ph.D., Director 
Kerness, Field, Falk — Prepro's 
Confab of confederates 


of clothes, convicts and cadavers 

Hanns Sachs, LL.D. 

Lecturer on Analytic Psychology 
Florence Celia Sargent, S.B., A.M. 

(Mrs. Sydney P. Sargent) 

Associate Professor oj Chemistry 
Isabel Linscott Sargent, A.B. 

(Mrs. Ellwood W. Sargent) 

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Ruth Irma Schaufus, S.B. 

Assistant in Chemistry 
Ida Alice Sleeper, A.M. 

Associate Professor of English 
Julian Louis Solinger, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Harry Caesar Solomon, S.B., M.D. 

Lecturer on Clinical Psychiatry 
Maida Herman Solomon, A.B., S.B. 

(Mrs. Harry C. Solomon) 

Assistant Professor of Social Economy 
Harriet Alden Southgate, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Emil George Spitzer, Dr Juris., A.M. 

Special Instructor in History and Economics 
Patricia Horton Staley, A.B. 

(Mrs. Carroll H. Staley) 

Assistant in Chemistry 
Mary Catharine Starr, Ed.B., A.M. 

Instructor in Home Management and Child Development 
Howard Oliver Stearns, S.M. 

Assistant Professor of Physics 
George Nye Steiger, Ph.D. 

Professor of History, and Chairman of the Division of 

Social Studies 
Frances Stern, A.M. 

Special Instructor in Nutrition in Social Work 
Marjory Stimson, R.N., S.B., A.M. 

Associate Professor of Public Health Nursing 

'Now if the Little Steel Formula were revoked " 

Jessie Mildred Stuart, S.B. 

Assistant Professor of Retailing 
Jacqueline Foure de Suze, A.M. 

(Mrs. Carl de Suze) 

Special Instructor in French 
Clare Louise Sweeney, A.B., S.B., Ed.M. 

Assistant Professor of Office Management 
F. Wylie Sypher, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of English 
Louisa Nellie Tate, S.B. 

Special Instructor in Institutional Management 
John Arrend Timm, Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry, Director of the School of Science, 

and Chairman of the Division of Science 
Warren Stenson Tryon, A.M. 

Associate Professor of History 
Frieda Silbert Ullian, Ed.M., Ph.D. 

(Mrs. Hyman B. Ullian) 

Instructor in Economics 
Dino Gris Valz, A.B. 

Special Instructor in Book and Magazine Publishing 
Susie Augusta Watson, A.B., R.N., S.B. 

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Elisabeth Laura Whipple, S.M. 

Special Instructor in Nutrition 
Eva Whiting White, S.B. 

(Mrs. W. D. White) 

Professor of Social Economy 
Jennie Blakeney Wilkinson, S.B., Ed.M. 

Associate Professor of Secretarial Studies 
Catherine Jones Witton, A.M. 

(Mrs. Edgar A. Witton) 

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Helen Wood, R.N., A.M. 

Professor of Nursing, and Director of the School of Nursing 
Frederick Wyatt, Ph.D. 

Special Instructor in Psychology 
*Laurence William Wylie, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages 

*0n leave of absence for civilian reconstruction service 


Princely gown, needles, and pins 

HE PRINCE SCHOOL of Retailing pre- 
pares students for executive positions in 
retail stores and for positions as teachers 
or supervisors in retail courses offered 
|//^%s1 * n universities or colleges. Alumnae 
/ ^Bil I hold positions in fields such as personnel 
management, buying, sales and fashion 
promotion, research, and office manage- 
ment. Under the direction of Samuel Jesse Lukens assisted 
by Helen Rich Norton, the school offers a one-year and a 
four-year program. Students are given a very broad 
background, because they are placed in such varying 

The war has made many changes of curriculum neces- 
sary. Man-power shortages and labor turnover into war 
work has occasioned added studies. Much attention is 
being given to current issues such as government regula- 
tions and their effects on retailing and the labor problem, 
and the contributions of distributive education to war- 
time training. 

There is one simply grand thing about the Prince 
School. . for six weeks before Christmas the girls work 
in various stores, getting experience and a salary. Imagine 
having a college provide for your Christmas spending 
money ! 

Helen liich Norton, A.B., Associate Director 

The Allston-Streel nndergrads 

Voice of experience speaks on personnel 


Social workers cure schizoids and sins 

P ON BEACON HILL in 1904, the Sim- 
mons College School of Social Work 
came into existence, the first school in 
the country for the full-time education 
of social workers. This year the war 
has made an enormous demand for 
social workers and the building on 
Beacon Hill is really buzzing. 
Under the direction of Katherine Davis Hardwick, the 
program of the school offers specialized training in fields 
in which the student has already been initiated. The first 
year is so planned as to offer the student opportunity to 
gain an understanding of the philosophy of social work, 
and most of the time is spent in either family, children's, 
or neighborhood agencies. The second year offers speciali- 
zation in the field of the student's choice. 

The school has weathered two wars and one national 
economic depression. It has seen the social workers in- 
crease from a handful of social butterflies, playing Lady 
Bountiful, to scores of conscientious individuals who 
are planning to make their living in social work. It is 
only recently that the social worker has received the 
respect and the salary that she deserves. This war has 
opened up many new fields to the social worker, and has 
made her essential in older fields where she has hereto- 
fore been only a decoration. 

Katherine Davis Hardwick, A.B., Director 

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Jo Jasper, President of Student Government 


President, Josephine Jasper 
Vice-President, Sarah Field 

Assistant Vice-President, Jean Krum 

Secretary, Betty Borgeson 

Treasurer, Ruth L. Johnson 

Assistant Treasurer, Phyllis Bernau 

Council Members 

Martha Brooks Dorothy Longley 

Erina Burke Emily Leone 

Lois Butler Camille West 

Margaret Wilson 


ment: Heads up all undergraduate activities 

IN A DEMOCRACY such as ours it is quite fitting that 
we should develop the qualities and make known the 
responsibilities of citizenship in college. Simmons Col- 
lege has afforded its students the greatest opportunity to 
practice these duties in the organization of Student 

Student Government means government by the stu- 
dents and for the students. They can do as much or as 
little as they want through this organization. Student 
Government Council can only be as good as the other 
students want it to be. 

It is the responsibility and duty of each council mem- 
ber to attend the weekly meetings. However, it is even 
more the responsibility of the students to back this 
organization whose members are elected by popular vote. 

Student Government is the connecting link in the 
chain of thoughts and actions running between the 
faculty, administration, and student body. The members 
of both the administration and faculty have been more 
than generous in giving their time and advice in solving 
problems this year and every year. 

A very important and desirable committee in any col- 
lege is the Curriculum Committee or its equivalent. 
Each year the Curriculum Committee, which is carried 
on as a branch of Student Government, draws up a ques- 
tionnaire with regard to courses taken during the year. 
This year several members of the faculty have worked 
along with the members of the Curriculum Committee 
in the preparation of this questionnaire. After it has been 
completed, it is submitted to the students for their an- 


Sarah Field 

Members: Marie Anderson, Kitsie Haines, Louise 
Hendrickson, Constance Leighton, Ann Stetson, 
Dorothy Whittemore, Margaret Wilson 


Mary Jane McGrath 

Members: Marjorie Coleman, Linnea Farquhar, 
Mary Grube, Janet Hyde, Betty Johnson, Joan 
Melber, Buff Miller 


Miriam Anderson 


Members: Lois Burr, Marjorie Coleman, Miriam 

Colven, Katherine Driscoll, Janice Dunlop, 

Agnes Hyde 


Cynthia Child 

Members: Janice Ames, Blanche Erlandson, 
Kitsie Haines, Laneya Heath, Mary Ann Lang- 
ley, Alice Saunders, Dorothy Sprague 

Stu-G Council: Front Row, Butler, West, Borgeson, Johnson, Jasper, Field. Back Row: Burke, Longley, Brooks, 

Wilson, Leone, McGrath, Anderson 


Stu-G: Formulates, deliberates, arbitrates, 


Ruth Hall 

Members: Rosalyn Blake, Ruth Ann Brown, 
Jean Carroll, Katherine Casey, Eunice Little- 
field, Lucille Lundy, Margaret Wood 


Betty Johnson 

Alice Saunders 
Members: Ruth Becker, Martha Higgins, Ade- 
laide McDevitt, Irene Saint 


Dorothy Burdick 

Marjorie Coleman 



College Voucher, Ruth Hall 

Fire Chief, Constance Leighton 

Assistant Fire Chief, Anna Morris 

College Song Leader, Cynthia Crowe 

Kuth Hall, Voucher 

swers and opinions. Later, when these answers have been 
returned to the committee, a compilation is made of the 
returns. All justifiable complaints and worthwhile sug- 
gestions are taken up with the heads of departments and 
all possible changes are made. In the past, several courses 
have been affected by the results of this poll, and it has 
worked to bring about a closer harmony between the 
students and the several schools. 

This year the changing of the long-standing Point 
System was considered, and after much research as to 
how this problem is solved in other leading New Eng- 
land colleges, it was voted to change our system. As it 
had worked under the old method, a certain number of 
points were given for each college office with the maxi- 
mum number of points limited to ten. In many cases this 
has resulted in confusion when it came to a student's 
acting as chairman for a committee whose work was only 
carried on for a short time. Also, many students felt 
certain offices were rated too highly for the amount of 
work entailed and also that they should be allowed to 
hold positions in more organizations. It was finally 
decided to place the offices in groups ranging from I to V, 
taking into consideration both the prestige of the office 
and the work and duties involved. The new system will 
go into effect with the next All-College Elections. 

The problem of declining school spirit has been con- 
sidered during the whole year. Many have felt that the 
lack of interest could be attributed to the scarcity of 
activities held at the college. Quite naturally the war 
has curtailed several of these activities, but it has been 

Dorm Council in solemn conclave 


judicates, nominates 

our problem to substitute other interests for those which 
we no longer have. After much deliberation, it was de- 
cided that an All-College Field Day would receive a 
welcome response. 

Stu-G is also kept busy with routine matters like pass- 
ing on the constitutions of new organizations and re- 
visions in those already in existence. There is Dormitory 
Council for dormitory government and Honor Board 
for violations of the honor system. The marriage lectures 
held in the spring are sponsored by Stu-G. 

Individual Stu-G officers have great responsibilities. 
The College Voucher keeps all records of club officers 
and honors held by students. The treasurer of Stu-G 
must check and re-check all treasurers' books. The 
Student Activities Chairman takes care of special events. 
The Fire Chief and her assistant take care of fire drills 
in the dormitories. 

The Assembly Committee works with the faculty com- 
mittee in preparing our Friday assembly programs. This 
year there was a Committee for the Redecoration of the 
Butt Room. The War Service Committee is also connected 
with Student Government. 

Although changes and improvements brought about 
by Student Government action often seem slow and cum- 
bersome, it is only by deliberate and careful planning 
and action that the possibilities of error may be reduced. 
Each year the council will be presented with new prob- 
lems, and with the active interest and support of the 
student body, Student Government can and will success- 
fully carry out its purpose to insure the best interests of all. 

Honor Board meets for fun 

Andy and Sarah compare notes 
Kill h makes us balance 


Meetings, minutes, and mascots . . . 

1944: Coleman, Smerlas, Jensen, Cramer 

CLASS OF 1944 

President Jean-Marie Jensen 

Vice-President Marjorie Coleman 

Secretary Antonia Smerlas 

Treasurer Jean Alvord Cramer 

Song Leader Cynthia Crowe 

Student Government Representatives 

Anne Bailey Grace D'Arrigo 

Virginia Burton Ethel Gelpke 

Mary Collett Rita Steele 

Mascot, Little Lulu 

CLASS OF 1945 

President Jane Reynolds 

Vice-President Nancy Rich 

Secretary Jean Greenhalgh 

Treasurer Marie Murphy 

Song header Mary Grube 

Student Government Representatives 

Catherine Gomatos Rita McFarland 

Janet Hyde Constance Ramsdell 

Lois Knight Margaret Shaw 

Barbara Taylor 

Mascot, Black Lamb 

1945: Murphy, Reynolds, Rich, Greenhalgh 

1946: Michelson, Salvo, Manchester, West 


classes have them all 

CLASS OF 1946 

President Margaret West 

Vice-President Ruth Becker 

Secretary Josephine Salvo 

Treasurer Ann Michelson 

Song Leader Elizabeth Warren 

Student Government Representatives 

Marjone Bell Barbara Gates 

Mary-Evelyn Box Priscilla Hanna 

Mary Bradford Harriet Leighton 

Marjorie Twombley 

Mascot, Mr. Gremlin 

CLASS OF 1947 

President Barbara Seim 

Vice-President Dorothy Negus 

Secretary Prudence Speirs 

Treasurer Doris Patten 

Song Leader Elizabeth Garratt 

Executive Board 
Joan Baines Constance Clayton 

Jean Bratton Kerstin Corall 

Barbara Burke Catherine Norton 

Natalie Perkins 

Mascot, Tabu S. Kunk 
1947: Speirs, Seim, Negus, Patten 

"Nominations are now in order 


Publishers live with captions and outlines, 

WHAT IS THE BUSIEST— and the untidiest— room 
at Simmons? The Editors' Room, of course. The 
three Simmons publications, News, Fen Ways, and Mic- 
rocosm, share this office which usually looks as if a low- 
flying P-38 had just crashed through it. It is the scene 
for the shedding of much blood, sweat, and tears, but it 
is also the scene of much in the way of gossip and edi- 
torial triumphs. 

Room 159 is busiest between Tuesday and Wednesday 
noons when News is getting ready for press. Neivs was 
founded in 1923 and has continued to grow and develop 
with the years. In 1943 a change was made in the election 
of the new editorial board when it was decided to hold 
the elections in February insteady of in May. In this way 
the new staff could receive the benefit of the experience 
of the old one and not have to go into the new job like 
babes in the woods. This idea has proved itself to be a 
good one, and it was carried out again this year when 
Louise Frank's staff bowed out to Irene Saint and her 
new staff at the annual News banquet. 

Eighth hour on Thursday is always a bad time for 
professors, for News comes out between 2:00 and 2:30 
in the afternoon. After reading "Sally Simmons Says," 
"Time Out," and the headlines, the more avid readers 
reach the editorials, the faculty news, and the articles 

Editors beat it out in Editors' Room 

MIC StaH': Beetlestone, Baker, Leach, McHugh, Morrison, Antunes 

deadlines and dummies . . . 

Lou learns about the Lino 

Hammei, Scharmann, and Frank admire their make-up 

about new books in the library. A new feature in the way 
of book reviews by the members of the faculty was in- 
troduced this year and has been a great success. 

News Dance, held this year on March 18 in the Georgian 
Room of the Hotel Statler, was one of the biggest social 
functions of the spring season. Capt. and Mrs. Harold 
Higgins were chosen as the "Spotlight Couple" and were 
given $5 in war stamps by Naomi Scott who was chair- 
man of the dance. 

FEN WAYS is the English School baby. It is the 
youngest of the publications at Simmons, having 
taken the place of the old P.S. in our Sophomore year. 
But if Fen Ways is young, it is a husky, healthy — and 
sometimes noisy — babe. Starting out as a quarterly but 
coming out only three times this year because of paper 
restrictions it is the Fen Ways plan to give actual practice 
in magazine publishing and editing to English School 
students, starting in the spring of the Junior year. The 
Class of 1944 took over the magazine last spring under 
the able guidance of Phyllis Baker, who published an 
issue which sold out in only two days — a record which 
was equalled only by the last Senior issue this year under 
Jeanne Henry's editorship. Jean-Marie Jensen took time 
off from being class president to edit this year's first issue. 


headaches and halftones, 

Innovations in format are possible under this system. 
The magazine is still young enough to be fluid, and the 
rapid turnover in editors and staffs helps keep the ma- 
terial original and lively. One staff will introduce a full 
page photograph opposite the title page. Another will 
concentrate its efforts on a tricky cover design. Still a 
third will create a poetry editorship and aim at copy that 
sells. In all issues there is an amazing amount of good 
material — stories, illustrations, features, and jokes. The 
faculty supplement, issued with Fen Ways, but quite 
apart from it, contains some of the best term papers 
written by students in any class — from library science to 
bacteriology to economics. In all, Fen Ways is always a 
magazine you're glad to own and will enjoy reading and 

MIC STARTED OFF last spring interviewing photo- 
graphers and signing contracts. The summer was 
spent feverishly drawing up layouts, making a table of 
contents, thinking up new ideas, and dreaming up special 
photographic effects. When we came back to school there 

Fen Ways, Junior issue: Crowe, Knox, Leach, Baker 

Mic: Business Manager and Big Chief confer 

Fen Ways, first Senior issue: Leighton, Rosenblatt, Jensen, 
Frankel, Morris, Hewitt 

Editors'' Boom: perpetual disorder 


and bromides and blurbs . . . and like it! 

were photographic schedules to make out, pictures to 
take, to crop, and to send to the engravers. There were 
line drawings to make and send there, too. We took 
time out in November to go up to the Georgian Room 
at the Statler for Mic Dance to the strains of Ruby 
Newman's smooth rhythms and the mellow notes of the 
Bluettes. A waltz contest judged by two Arthur Murray 
experts (who did some graceful exhibition dancing, too) 
was won by Mariana Evans and her escort. The staff and 
the members of the receiving line went down to the Cafe 
Rouge for a snack at intermission. 

After the dance, however, we settled down to a seem- 
ingly endless job of writing and editing copy, checking 
senior biographies, and selecting photographs. Adver- 
tisers were sought out, circulation came up to expecta- 
tion, and we could see the budget coming out of the red 
and into the blue. Finally, all material was sent to the 
printer, galley proofs were checked, and then page 
proofs — until the staff turned the whole matter over to 
the printer and the binder at last. Our part of the work 
was done. 

Ways, last Senior issue: Front, Antunes, Frank, Henry, Leigh- 
ton, Frankel. Back, Morris, Brooks, Leach, Rosenblatt 

Juniors take over News: Saint, Hammel, Davidoff, Scott, Landsman 


Religious groups would remould world 

THIS year Simmons' four religious clubs put a new 
emphasis on interfaith understanding and on making 
each girl more aware of her part in the community. In the 
Fall, a discussion of racial misunderstandings was 
participated in and similar meetings were planned for 
later in the year. Social events found their place with 
intercollegiate dances and parties where everyone had fun. 

Newman Club, the Catholic association, found it 
could still boast of one of the largest active memberships 
in New England. At the well-attended teas, Father 
Cunney, chaplain, spoke on such subjects as personal 
conduct, marriage, and race hatred. In February, the 
club held an informal dance jointly with the Prince 
School. During the Spring, Connie Luby headed a suc- 
cessful drive for playing cards for soldiers. The year 
ended with the always lovely Communion Breakfast with 
Mary Jane McGrath as Chairman. 

Menorah, society for Jewish girls, formed a new con- 
stitution and joined the Hillel Foundation in mid-Febru- 
ary. This made available to the club increased facilities 
for discussion and recreation. Mr. Judah Shapiro, head 
of the Foundation, made frequent advisory visits to 
meetings, giving lectures on the Jewish community and 
leading discussions on such questions as the Palestine 
resolution before Congress. A reading shelf was estab- 
lished in the library for those who were interested in 

Intcrvarsity Christian Fellowship: Hanson and Sjostrom 

Hillel: Cohen, Klein, Lotow 


to their heart's desire 

study groups. A Binary with Tech in the Fall and Purim 
party for Tufts in the Spring were among the year's big 
social events, which also included dances and a Mother- 
Daughter Tea. 

This year the Unity Club and the League of Evangelical 
Students were merged into a new Protestant society, the 
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. The new group is one 
of many chapters all over the United States. Girls made 
trips to the Dickens Room at the Parker House where 
they heard outstanding lecturers at intercollegiate 
meetings. At their own monthly open meeting, speakers 
such as Mrs. Herbert Jackson, repatriated from French 
Indo-China on the Gripsholm, spoke to members. The 
group, which is interdenominational and fundamentalist, 
met for a daily prayer meeting, and weekly Bible study. 
Week-end conferences were scheduled twice during the 
year for those who could attend. 

A club with constantly growing membership is the 
Christian Science organization, which met twice monthly 
during the year. The girls attended lectures and read and 
discussed passages from the Bible and the Christian 
Science textbook. Visits were made to the Mother 
Church, which is within walking distance of the school. 
Members relaxed at parties and on trips. One of the 
quietest of the clubs in social activities, the group is also 
one of the most faithful and enthusiastic. 

"O come all ye faithful . 

Newman: Luby, Sheehan, Hoey 

Christian Science: Hewitt, Young, Michelson 


Some reach for an A, 

IN 1918, Simmons College concentrated almost com- 
pletely on technical subjects and there were very 
few academic courses offered. President Lefavour and 
several of the instructors felt that the girls were missing 
a great deal and were not getting a well rounded educa- 
tion. It was felt that something should be done to stimu- 
late interest in academic subjects. Therefore, the girls 
with the highest grades in the existing academic courses 
were selected to form an organization called Academy 
to carry out this program. Since the girls were elected 
because of their high marks, it automatically became an 
honor to belong. In 1939, high grades in technical sub- 
jects were also required for membership. Finally, in 1943, 
Academy received faculty recognition as the official honor 
society of Simmons. 

This year Academy sponsored several open discussion 
meetings and formed a committee to keep the student 
body informed concerning the activities of Congress. 
The officers are Ester Peterson, president; Lillian Sager, 
secretary; Lois Butler, treasurer; Yolanda Romanelli, 
Junior representative; and Carol Blanchard Hewitt, 
activities chairman. 

Bluettes singing it blue 

A Capella capitulates 

Simmonaires — something new has been added 


others will settle for a high C 

MUSIC MEANS A LOT to Simmons girls. From 
Step-Singing on warm September nights to Sim- 
mons night at "Pops," we find music omnipresent in 
college life. The oldest musical organization at Simmons 
is the Musical Association of which A Capella is a part. 
The Glee Club, with Cynthia Crowe as president; Althea 
Hanson, secretary; Jean Greenhalgh, treasurer; Elizabeth 
Warren and Janice Ames, librarians; Ethel Day, business 
manager; and Barbara Taylor, concert manager, had a 
successful year singing in concert with Worcester Tech 
and going to churches for choir singing. A Capella was 
excellent when it appeared for its first "at home" ap- 
pearance at the Christmas Pageant. Early in May a con- 
cert arrangement of Martha was presented. 

Cyna Crowe is also the founder of the Bluettes. The 
Bluettes made their first public appearance at News 
Dance in 1943, and no Simmons function has been com- 
plete without them since. In March of this year they 
extended their audience by appearing in an all-girl 
show at Camp Edwards — at 75 men to a girl. There have 
been some changes in the sextet since last year, but at 
present the group consists of Cynthia Crowe, Janice 
Ames, Dorothy Murley, Margaret West, Miriam Ander- 
son, and Elizabeth Warren. 

The Simmonaires are Simmons' newest organized 
musicians. They made their debut at the Stu-G assembly- 
rally on March 17 and appeared again that night at 
Competitives where their efforts were well applauded. 
The leader of this swing orchestra is Jacqueline Ed- 
munds. Dorothy Forrester is vice-president and publicity 

Academy: Komanelli, Sager, Butler, Peterson 

Sweetly sing the Sinimonsites 


Talent teasers tempt all tastes 

WHAT MAKES SIMMONS' corridors bright and 
colorful? What draws students to dances, teas, 
assembly programs? It's the poster display, of course. 

Whether it is a giant poster for a "Y" gift campaign 
or a small teaser ad for Fen Ways or Competitives, the 
Poster Committee delivers the goods. The majority of 
its efforts, however, are regular 22" x 28" affairs. A 
splash of poster paint on a brilliant piece of board, a 
line or two of catchy printing — and another poster is 
ready for approval by the chairman of the committee. 
For, in order to check disorder in the halls and to elimin- 
ate the use of untidy and ugly posters, all poster material 
to be hung in the main corridor or elsewhere in the 
building must be OK'd by the chairman whether the 
poster is a product of the committee or not. 

The committee culminates its activities in its annual 
spring contest when all the posters made that year are 
judged by the student body and prizes are awarded to the 

This year the Poster Committee had many officers. 
When Mildred Acker left in January for hospital training, 
her treasurer, Miriam Tuton, was elected to take her 
place. June Lane was chosen treasurer. Shortly afterward, 
Miss Tuton resigned and Audrey Livingston succeeded 
her as chairman. Other members of the committee were 
Selma Brick, Rosalyn Silver, Evelyn Jacobs, and Olympia 

Wish to Haines: I knew the Freshmen would win! 
Gilding the lilies 

Winners all the Freshman cast 

December 10, 1944 

THE DRAMATIC CLUB had a very eventful year. 
Kitsie Haines was elected to fill the presidency of the 
club when Thelma Falk, who graduated at mid-years, 
resigned. The other officers were Jacqueline Edmunds, 
vice-president; Camille West, secretary; Rosalyn Blake, 
treasurer; and Betty Bassow, publicity chairman. 

The first public appearance of the Dramatic Club came 
with the Christmas Pageant assembly, but this appear- 
ance was far outdistanced by the three outstanding per- 
formances given by the Freshmen, Sophomores, and 
Juniors and directed by the Seniors at Competitives. For 
the first time in the recent history of the club, the Fresh- 
men won the contest with their performance of The Kink 

in the Male Animal. Helen Wish, assisted by Irene Saint 
and Shirley Friedman, directed the play. The winning 
cast included Edyth Ehlers, Lisa Rubin, Evelyn Gor- 
finkel, Eleanor Potter, and Dorothy Blair. For their 
winning performance, the club president presented them 
with a silver loving cup filled with red roses according to 
the custom of the club. Rosalyn Blake was the general 
manager of Competitives. 

THE ART GUILD, who elected Helen Cooper as 
president last spring, was forced to discontinue its 
activities for the duration because of a shortage of art 

Poster Committee: 
Seated, Tuton, Perlman 
Standing, Silver, Davis, Cedrone 


Good neighbors: the world is their oyster 


Pan American: Roberts, Knox, Melber 

Charity Begins at Home 
YWCA: Albee, Salvo, Ackeroyd, Lebenheim 


rehabilitation, their meat 

Y THREW ITS MIGHT into its biggest drive of the 
year — the collection of money and gifts at Christ- 
mas time for Japanese-American children in relocation 
camps. The drive was very successful, and that it was 
appreciated could be seen in the many letters received by 
the club from the children who benefited from it. 

Under the direction of Betty Akeroyd, president, the 
Simmons "Y" carried on quietly but fruitfully, for the 
rest of the year. The other officers were Betty Leben- 
heim, vice-president, and Josephine Salvo, secretary- 

LET'S DO SOMETHING new and different" was the 
slogan of Le Cercle Francais this year, yet its varied 
activities were still centered around France and every- 
thing French. 

With Suzanne Kaldek as president, Marilyn Matson 
as vice-president, Cynthia Tucker as secretary, and 
Arlene Ricci as treasurer, the club lived up to its slogan. 
Quiz programs, lecture programs, intercollegiate dances 
with Harvard and M.I.T., and the reading of La Farce du 
Cuvier are samples of the Club's programs. Outstanding, 
however, were the two weeks in December when club 
members volunteered at the table of the Fighting French 
Committee at the United Nations Relief Christmas Gift 
Shop. The inspiring recital of French folk songs pre- 
sented by M. Gustave Ferrari at an open meeting of the 
club in March will long be remembered by all who were 

Cercle Francais: Kaldek, Kicci, Matson, Tucker play 
La Marseillaise 

When good neighbors get together 

A MIXTURE OF castanets, tangos, and good neigh- 
bor relations set the tempo of the Pan-American 
Society, which really went to town this year with a 
grand total of sixty-five members. 

Jean-Marie Jensen started the year as president, but was 
called away to be Senior class president after the first 
meeting. She was succeeded in office and enthusiasm by 
Adah-Grace Roberts, and Joan Melber was chosen for 
the office of the new vice-president at a mid-year elec- 
tion. Elvia Knox was secretary-treasurer; Ann Michelson, 
refreshment chairman; and Janet Hyde, publicity chair- 

Lectures on the South American student, Walt Dis- 
ney's South of the Border, a. serious bit on Argentina and 
her policies, and a spring dance were featured by the 
society, but by far the highlight of the season was the 
concert-dance held at Evans Hall in December. Music 
was provided by Senor Giorgias Gianola and his South 
American Band. The orchestra played for an hour in the 
living room then everyone went down to the game room 
for a full evening of dancing and refreshments. 


They used to jump too high, but now they 

THE HEAVIEST EXERCISE done at Simmons these 
days is done by Freshmen physical education stu- 
dents and girls who climb to the library to read Terry and 
the Pirates, but such was not always the case. At one time 
300 the Fenway was a most athletic place with basket- 
ball, tennis, track, and baseball all ranking high in im- 
portance. Sweaters and letters went to those girls who 
took prizes in the annual track meet and field day. 

In the last year, athletics at Simmons were much milder 
and less formal. The Simmons College Outing Club, a 
member of the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association, 
with skiing trips in the White Mountains, canoe trips 
on the Charles, and hiking, cycling, and riding 'most 
anywhere, constitute Simmons nearest approach to an 
athletic association. (The S.A.A., which flourished so 
fruitfully in 1910, finally gave up the ghost and died a 
half dozen years ago.) Trips usually replace meetings in 
the S.C.O.C., but what few meetings there are feature 
movies of trips and discussion of sports. Most of the 
activities of the club are done in conjunction with those 
of the Boston Council, I.O.C.A. which includes Sargent, 
Wellesley, Jackson, Radcliffe, M.I.T., Harvard, Tufts, 
and Northeastern. An annual Spring Conference enables 
club officers of the I.O.C.A. to get together to exchange 

S.C.O.C. president, Janet Campbell, was succeeded in 
January by Hazel Eaton, when the former left for hos- 

One, two, three, four. One, two, . 


vie for a PFI 

pital training. Other officers 

secretary-treasurer; Barbara Beck, trips chairman; and 

Barbara Wiley, meetings chairman. 

Organized athletics at Simmons broke out again this 
year in the form of a ping-pong tournament between the 
students and members of the faculty. The winner of this 
earth-shaking battle was Barbara Chapin. 

Eaton and members 


Liver, laundry, and Luckies 


Have another cookie. . Dormitory tea 

CALL ON FOUR for Barker! Barker! Anybody know 
where Barker is?" 
Or it may go like this : 

"Who wants to make a fourth for bridge? Aw, c'mon. 
You can study later." 

Or this: 

"Who tied these knots in my pajamas?" 

It's all part of the busy and confused life of the dorm 
students. No one knew exactly what was going to happen 
next when we held an auction last March. Everyone 
crowded around in slacks and bid until a blood vessel 
let loose, and one girl bought a date with a fellow for 
$15-50. Out of the confusion came $160 for the Red 

Ordinarily a mild sort of bedlam prevails, such as the 
dash for the elevator after supper, the race for showers in 
the morning, the furious evening bridge games, and 
later on, quiet hours — the roof settles down, and the 
books are opened. 

The grimmer side of life Q.e. the books) prepares us 
for crashing the business world. Or at least that is what 
we tell ourselves when it doesn't seem as though we 
could possibly write twelve pages more on a term paper. 
At other times, the same books provide diverse material 
for endless discussions. 

Time was when dorm life was not so free. In contrast 
with our permissions, note that during the last war, 
not only did the students at this institution have to be 
in by ten o'clock every night, but they had to have 
chaperons! Think of the poor army private (they only 
got $21 a month then) who wanted to take a girl to the 

Relaxation a la Dormite 

life goes on and on 

movies. He had to buy three tickets — one for himself, 
one for the girl, and one for the chaperon. As though 
dates weren't scarce enough in wartime! We know. 

The war has brought fewer men, less butter, and more 
letter writing. If letters help, no one can say that we 
don't do our part at keeping up the soldiers' morale. 
Some have found time to help more actively in the war 
effort by working in nearby hospitals, and a few hardy 
souls even work in defense plants after classes. 

For most of us, however, school is an all-time job, 
with exams, papers, homework, and more exams. As the 
semester nears an end, the smokers fill up at later and 
later hours with pajama-clad girls clutching books or 
furiously pounding on typewriters. 

And still another typical part of dorm life is the per- 
petual search for food. Mornings the more energetic 
(and those with first hours) stumble into the dining hall 
with half-opened eyes. Lunch is consumed in a frantic 
dash between classes, and then after school we stop for a 
frappe at the drug. Supper-time comes, and about ten 
o'clock there is an exodus to the local diner where the 
Simmons gang is well known. 

Food, books, bridge — they're all part of dorm life, and 
if the idea that griping is a symptom of the healthy 
American spirit (and we think it is) we are plenty 

Any mail for me? 

Summer visitors find a lonely but luxuriant campus 


Lounpe-Iizards extraordinary 

AS FAR AS the average commuter 
is concerned, times haven't chang- 
ed much since 1902. Maybe the com- 
muter of that time got a ride to the 
station in a surrey instead of a Buick 
8, but the train that brought her in was 
just as dirty as are some of today's. (We 
venture the opinion that they are the 
same trains!) There was a rush for seats 
on the subway, too, and — chivalry or 

no chivalry — then as now, the men hid behind their papers so they 
couldn't see the women standing up. 

Today, about sixty per cent of the students at Simmons are com- 
muters. The term "commuters" is applied to all students who are 
not resident students, and includes girls coming from Worcester, 
Taunton, Middleboro, or Pawtucket, as well as those who step 
from their front doors in Evans Way or Park Drive right into the 
college. Most of the commuters, however, live in the suburbs of Bos- 
ton — the Newtons, Watertown, Quincy, Melrose, Dorchester, etc. 

Thirty years ago, girls coming out to school rode on the Ipswich 
Street cars, which seem to have been always crowded and to have 
required as much ingenuity, strength, and balance to ride in as the 
latest streamlined Watertown car. 

Nowadays, if you're not one of the lucky number who can catch 
a bus directly home from the corner of Huntington Avenue and 
Ruggles Street, you race toward the subway stop judging the speed 


Commuter— always in a rush to catch the bus 

of the car against your own speed and the color of the 
street light. If you're lucky, you make it — but who's ever 
that lucky? Of course, you never have anything less than a 
live dollar bill to give the conductor who smiles so sympa- 
thetically at you. Once on, you either gaze over the 
shoulder of the very, very tall man in front of you at 
Trans-Quiz No. 23 or find yourself an unwilling partici- 
pant in a fight between two Latin School boys. At Park 
Street, after falling over somebody's suitcase, you are 
forced into a car and whipped to South or North Station 
which you reach — just in time to see the 4:36 disappear- 
ing down the track. When you finally get home (on the 
5:09) you collapse and fall into bed. At 6:00 A.M. you 
wake up only to go through the same horrible sequence 
all over again. But, by this time, you can do no more 
than sigh — it's all in a commuter's day. 

Commuting has its advantages, though. Where else or 
in what other circumstances could you get such good 
pre -Christmas training as bucking the crowd at Park 
Street? Where else could you pick up so many odd facts 
as in the quiz cards in the subway cars? Where else could 
you meet so many people — get such a good lesson in 
sociology? Where else find such virgin fields to put your 
psychology courses to use? Yes, indeed, commuting is an 
education — and an experience! 

Another half hour and Home 

They live by locker key alone 

Classes, if you don't cut you're in a rut 

OUTDOOR CLASSES in the spring and fall, laboratories smelling 
of sulphur or formaldehyde, clattering typewriters, endless 
reams of paper, gallons of ink, miles of lead pencils — all these are a 
part of the serious side of Simmons. 

The average student spends over three hundred hours or 450 class 
hours a year in class. Classes can be of many types. We all have our 
pet professors and pet courses, and have at least one course — re- 
quired of course — in which we are at a total loss most of the time. 
Inevitably, there are dull and fascinating professors, and dull and 
fascinating texts. And there never seems to be room in your schedule 
to fit in the course you really want, yet, in the end, everyone is 
forced to admit that some of the required courses were pretty good 
after all. 

When Simmons was a baby, classes started at 9:45 after forty-five 
minutes of devotional services, and the school closed at 4:20. Girls 
had trouble even then getting to first hour classes on time. There 
were bothersome shorthand forms, term papers, and unsympathetic 
professors who demanded homework over the Thanksgiving holi- 
day. Girls in the chemistry labs fought with Home-Ecers to see 
who could fill the corridors with the most odors — tantalizing and 
otherwise. Girls still sat on the back steps to bone up on chemical 
formulae, but they didn't "study" in the butt room or across the 
street beside the Muddy River — it was the city dump. They crammed 
for exams, and they forgot some of their sources in bibliographies. 
They may not have had as many activities as the modern Sallies, but 
they still had no time to study. Maybe times haven't changed too 
much after all. 



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War Service Committee: Johnson, Saunders, Saint 

Bonds, blood, and band- 

DON'T YOU KNOW there's a war going on? Sure we 
do, say Simmons students. We know there's a 
war, and we're doing our bit, every one of us. 

Representatives from each school in each class have 
been elected to the War Council, which directs the 
college's war activities. The War Service Committee 
sells stamps and bonds every day at Hall Table, and the 
Council Room is open Tuesday and Wednesday for 
students to make surgical dressings. 

In November a War Fund Rally featuring costumed 
dancers with the Bluettes and singers of United Nations' 
Relief groups singing songs of the Allied nations, en- 
listed every student in the Red Feather drive. 

The Red Cross Blood Donor Center has had many a 
visitor from Simmons, and some students are not very 
far from membership in the Gallon Club. 

In the fall eighty-five dormitory students volunteered 
as ward aides at the Deaconess Hospital to relieve the 
shortage of nurses. 

Le Cercle Frangais sponsored volunteer work with the 
Fighting French Relief, and the Russian War Relief at 
Simmons has sent letters, emergency kits, and clothing 
to Russia. 

The Fourth War Loan Drive went over the top in 
March to buy a liaison plane. 

Sure, we know there's a war going on, say Simmons 
students. We're doing our bit, every one of us. 

G.I. currency for G.I. Joes 


ages — we work and pray for D - day . . 


Betty Johnson 

Alice Saunders 


Members: Ruth Becker, Martha Higgins, Adelaide Mc- 
Devitt, Irene Saint 



President, Frances Lewis 
Vice-President, Marion Stiebel 

Secretary, Sylvia Perlman 
Treasurer, Margherita Cedrone 
Publicity Chairman, Bernice Diamond 



Emily Rosenstein 

Members: Shirley Andelman, Shirley Friedman, Beverly 
Kerness, Shirlee Koretsky, Marion Secunda 

Rollin' 'em right 


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* * * Through the Year with Sally * * * 


A blow by blow account 

THE YEAR WAS SHORT— or was the year long? At 
times it seemed never-ending, then before we knew it 
June had come and it was all over. And this is the way it 
happened .... 

September was an eventful month. . greetings all over 
the place. . .special greetings for the Freshmen by Betsy 
Foley and her Junior Welcome Committee. . .the Study 
Hall was transformed into a library for Freshmen . . . 
introductory club teas were open to all. . .courses were 
started for industrial nurses ... and, in the back yard, 
soldiers from the New England Aircraft School played 
with a football while we played with term bills and 
test tubes. . . . 

Gently we drifted into October and another round of 
interesting activities. . .Jo Jasper, of the School of 
Business, was elected president of Student Government 
and Jean-Marie Jensen took her place as the new senior 
class president. . the irrepressible pianist, Boris Goldov- 
sky, entertained at the first all-college assembly. . .the 
newest transfers were feted at a tea. . .the central place- 
ment office, under the capable direction of Miss Anna 
Hanson started interviewing Seniors who suddenly 
realized that the end was approaching. . .Netvs intro- 
duced a new feature — book reviews by the faculty which 
proved to be an interesting, amusing, and enlightening 
series through the whole year. . .the class of 1943 was 
well-remembered when the announcement of the smoking 

Graduates serve, undergraduates prepare 

Freshman Reception: Dr. Rankin in his element 







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There'll always be — an Olde English Dinner 

Junior Welcome Committee: O'Hearn, Skeels, Melber, Foley, Jones, MacGregor 


room's redecoration was made .. posters were in evi- 
dence everywhere proclaiming Fen Ways first issue and 
Mic Dance with its traditional question, "Who are you 
going to take to Mic?" .... 

Before we had time to rip off our calendars, it was 
November and plenty cold . . . Arthur Murray dancers 
gave out with jive rhythm at Mic and Mariana Evans 
waltzed off with the prize to the dance contest. . the 
United War Fund was well-supported by everyone. . the 
Student Council Room was opened for surgical dressings 
three days weekly. . .Dr. Wilhelm Solzbacher spoke at 
assembly about Germany's place in the post-war world 
. . .the Sophomores ordered their class rings. . .Captain 
Frances Keegan Marquis, WAC leader of the first women's 
AEF and a Simmons graduate, told of her North African 
experiences at an evening assembly . . . Fen Ways appeared 
with a group of most amazing cover girls. . the Presi- 
dent's office extended the Christmas vacation which 
made everyone sorry that December was so close. . . . 

December. . Christmas carols in the Lounge... "Y" 
collected gifts for Japanese children in American camps 
. . .47 nurses at Simmons joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse 
Corps. . red ribbons everywhere. . the Freshmen enter- 
tained at a servicemen's dance... bags were packed, 
presents were exchanged . . . the radical, amusing Bertrand 
Russell spoke of post-war England at assembly . . . Mary 
Sheehan was revealed to be the Madonna at the Christ- 
mas Pageant .. Olde English Dinner with jesters and 
boar's head pleased "dormites" . . .many goodbyes... 
vacation. . . . 

Not so pleasant January. . exams were too close for 
comfort. . .first assembly speaker of the new year was 
Mr .Robert Choate, publisher of the Boston Herald- 
Traveler who told of his recent visit to army camps and 
bases in England . . . third-year nurses received their caps 
and reported for "active duty" at Boston hospitals. . . 
in the middle of the month the Glee Club entertained 
the Worcester Tech Glee Club at a concert. . exams. . . 
exams . . exams. . . . 

Valentine month. . .capped and gowned Seniors sere- 
naded Juniors at Junior Prom at the Statler. . . Fen Ways 
second issue appeared and was read and re-read . . . an- 
nouncement was made that Stu-G had revised the Point 
System, now called "restrictions" .. .Harvard's Andre 
Morize was the assembly feature, speaking on "France 
in the Post-War World". . .Simmons President Bancroft 
Beatley was appointed to the State Advisory Board of 
the Department of Education by Governor Saltonstall . . . 
the Sophomores held a gala luncheon and proudly dis- 
played their class rings. . Irene Saint was elected editor- 
in-chief of the 1944-45 News. . . the Alumnae Association 
presented its annual awards for scholarship and general 
all-round excellence to Virginia Wernlund of the Nursing 
School and Lois Butler of the School of Home Economics 

No notes, no nut tin' 
Moanin' low 


. . .Newman Club and Prince School held a dance with! - " 
a Washington's Birthday background. . .every week the 
Freshmen were feted by the faculty and upperclassmen 
of the various schools in a new college opportunities 
program. . .once a snowstorm made life a little whiter. . . . 

March came with winds across the Fenway ... News 
Dance crowned Captain and Mrs. Harold Higgins their 
"spotlight" couple. . .the annual Red Cross drive went 
over its quota and then some — with the aid of an auction 
at the dormitories. . the Freshmen made history by 
winning the annual Competitives with their play, "The 
Kink in the Male Animal". . Spring and eleven inches 
of snow arrived together. . Student Government held 
an assembly-rally with Betty Borgeson, Jane Reynolds 
and Joan Melber, the three candidates for next year's 
presidency, as speakers . . . vacation time rolled around 
again with nothing (?) to worry about but the final 
spurt through May and June .... 

Back to green April with the usual quota of showers . . . 
much too much time spent in the back yard "studying" 
. . . the Seniors were conspicuous by their absence the 
two weeks after vacation for two weeks of practice work 
in offices, libraries, newspapers, and publishing houses 
here and abroad. . .Visitor's Day we entertained pro- 
spective students and fond families on a regular Monday 
schedule. . .Senior-Faculty Supper came with entertain- 
ment for all and including the ever-popular Bluettes . . . 

"another servicemen's dance — this time the Seniors played 
hostesses ... spring fever found many victims in this 
section of the country. . . . 

May... the last month... too much sunshine. . .the 
last issue of Fen Ways, this time edited by the Juniors, 
made many bright reading hours . . . Seniors smiled (not 
too happily) as the Sophomores serenaded them at 6:00 
a.m. for May Breakfast. . .the Book-of-the-Month was 
Mic, long-awaited and much-appreciated ... the new 
Student Government, class, and club officers were an- 
nounced at May Party with all-college attendance. . .last 
minute cramming for exams. . .All-College Field Day in 
the back yard with a wienie roast, races, tennis tourna- 
ment, and baseball game. . .the smoker was forgotten as 
everyone took to the backyard for classes and lunch 
alike. . . . 

June ... all the underclassmen went home for vacation 
or summer work . . . the Juniors hustled out into the 
country to gather daisies (and little black bugs) for 
Daisy Chain. . Class Day, families, friends, returning 
alumnae, and college staff gathered to watch the Seniors 
plant ivy and hold their last step-singing. . .Sunday, 
Baccalaureate at the Temple Israel with solemnity. . . 
Monday, June 12, Commencement at Symphony Hall 
with the big B.S.'s at last attained ... then Senior 
Luncheon and the year is ended . . . time now for the class 
of '45 to take over. . . . 

The Butt Room has its face lifted 

Time out 

Commencement: 'tis but the start of life 

June 11, 1944 

Reverend Herbert Hitchen, D.D. 

West Newton Unitarian Church 

June 12, 1944 

Edmund Ezra Day, Ph.D., LL.D. 

President of Cornell University 

The Great Day comes at last 

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108 Myrtle St., Boston, Mass. 
Girls' High School "Fifi" 

Never known to have been at a loss for words . . . "Kids, PLEASE call 
me Peggy!" . . a gleam in her eye and a laugh up her sleeve . . and can 
she cook! 

Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Meno- 
rah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1. 


218 Hemingway St., Boston, Mass. 
Watertown High School "A.J." 

Sparkling eyes, cellophane-shiny hair, and a super personality . . . inter- 
ested in everything from soy beans to Shakespeare . . there s more here 
than meets the eye. 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ivy-S, 2; Unity, 1; Sophomore Luncheon 
Waitress; Freshman-Junior Wedding Usher; Class Executive 
Board, 1; Student Government Representative, 2; News Staff, 1. 


46 Love Lane, Weston, Mass. 
Weston High School "Happy Bottom" 

Blonde and cute. . .loves apples, wings, THE diamond and Jack. . . 
"Come on out to Weston, kids!" 

Anne Strong, Secretary, 2, President, 3; Musical Association, 2; 
Unity, 1, 2; Valentine Party, Chairman; May Party, Chairman; 
Junior Welcome Committee; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; 
Representative to Student Government, 2; Honor Board, 3 

MAXINE R. ALBERT Home Economics 

66 Marshal Street, Brookline, Mass. 
Brookline High School 

Her phone number is habit with switchboards at Harvard Business . . . 
sings one note beautifully . . a sweet, ready smile helps explain her 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 3, 4. 


38 Calvary Street, Waltham, Mass. 
Waltham High School "Vera" 

Always rushing somewhere . . . but never too busy to stop and help someone 
else . . . bright, cheerful, and neat, even in a hot chem lab! 
Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2; 
Ivy-S, 2; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress. 

BARBARA ALTMAN Library Science 

24 Seaver St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "Babs" 

Bright as a penny, 

Alive and alert, 

Bubbling with charm, 

Scintillatingly ptrt! 
Academy, 4; Menorah, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 3, 4. 

ELEANOR AMES Library Science 

166 North St., Salem, Mass. 
Salem High School 

Dynamite in a small package . . . orchids and showercaps in the rain . . . 
where' re my glasses . . .destination — butt room or Tufts. 
Musical Association, 2; Newman, 4; Unity, 1, 3; o2o, Secretary, 
4; Waitress at Soph and Senior Luncheons; Daisy Chain; Fresh- 
man-Junior Wedding, Usher. 


172 Hemingway Ave., East Haven, Conn. 
East Haven High School 

Apple pie a la mode and the Fenway in the spring . . . twinkling brown 
eyes . . .nothing, not even cataloguing, can get her down! 
English Club, 2; Newman, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 3, 4; Pan-American, 2, 3; 
Old English Dinner Committee, 4; Dormitory Council, 3, Secre- 
tary, 4. 




40 Ridge Rd., Concord, N. H. 
Concord High School ""Andy" 

Perpetual office-bo/ding proves her popularity . . . knits like a beaver . . . 
lives in the movies . . . male interests range, and we mean range! 
Musical Association, 1, Treasurer, 2, 3; Freshman Frolic Com- 
mittee; Junior Welcome; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate and 
Commencement Choir, 2; Class Treasurer, 3; Social Activities 
Representative, 2; Chairman of Social Activities, 4. 


1 York St., Nantucket, Mass. 
Nantucket High School "Barbie" 

Loves the sea, as any Nantucket-ite should. . .equally addicted to 
poetry, dogs, and sleeping . . . takes everything in her stride with a rare 
philosophical humor. 
English Club, 1; Outing Club, 4; o2o Club, 4. 


45 Read St., Winthrop, Mass. 
Winthrop High School "Edie" 

Our gal Edie . . .first class theatre-goer and Martha's Vineyard fan. 
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3; English Club, 1, Secretary, 2, 
Vice-President, 3, President, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2, 3; Defense 
Committee, 2; Hobo Party, 4; Commencement and President's 
Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Senior-Faculty Sup- 
per Waitress; Daisy Chain; News, 2, Assistant Feature Editor, 
3, 4; News Dance, 3; Mic, 2, Publicity, 3, Circulation Manager, 
4; Mic Dance, 4; Fen Ways, 2; Class Day Chairman. 


40 Parkvale Rd., Needham, Mass. 
Jamaica Plain High School "Betty" 

Quick to see fun. . .neatness is one of her virtues — vices undiscovered yet. 
Musical Association, 2; Unity, 1, 2; o2o Club, 3, 4; Pan-Ameri- 
can, 4; Valentine Party Committee, 2; Hobo Party Committee, 4; 
Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; Freshman-Junior Wedding 
Usher; Class Executive Board, 3. 


24 Merrill Rd., Watertown, Mass. 
Watertown High School 

Overflowing enthusiasm . . . everything Phyl doei somehow turns out swell . 
Dramatic Club, 1, Secretary, 2; English Club, 2; Unity Club, 1, 2; 
Assembly Committee, 2; Freshman Formal; Valentine Party, 2; 
Soph Shuffle; Junior Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Com- 
mittee; Class Ring Committee, 2; Mic Dance, 3, Chairman, 4; 
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Social Editor, 3; 
Mic, Associate Editor, 4; Fen Ways, Editor-in-Chief, 3; Com- 
mencement Program Committee; Class Day Dance, 4. 


4 Linden St., Kingston, Mass. 
Kingston High School "Annie" 

Broke all records by trying out four different schools at Simmons . . . 
collects middle names and writes letters for a hobby. 
Unity Club, Vice President, 2, President, 3; Soph Shuffle Com- 
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner Com- 
mittee, 2, 4; Daisy Chain, 3; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; 
Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Reception Usher, 
Class Treasurer, 1 ; Class Executive Board, 4; Fen Ways, Advertis- 
ing Manager, 3; Mic, Advertising Manager, 4. 


15632 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland, Ohio 
Shaw High School 

She of the black hair, blue eyes, and white Irish skin. . .sophisticated, 
yes, but saints' preserve us when she breaks down. 
Co-Chairman Newman-Prince School Formal, 4. 

MURIEL E. BARBOUR Home Economics 

117 Florence St., Roslindale, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Babs" 

Outdoor girl who loves jelly doughnuts and can afford to eat them! . . . 
current interest in young clergy . . . life ' s ambition is to live in a ' 'manse.' ' 
Dramatic Club, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 3, 4; Outing Club, 4 . 


DORIS M. BARNARD Home Economics 

Lexington Rd., Billerica, Mass. 
Howe High School "Dottie" 

Happy-go-lucky Dottie' s the life of any party . . l.M. butt fiend that 

winters at Dartmouth and collects fraternity pins. 

Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1. 

EDNA MAY BARNES Home Economics 

184 Church St., West Roxbury, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Barnsie" 

Likes dancing, ice skating, and hiking in the rain. . .hates huge dogs 
and elevators . . . looks for humor and understanding in her companions. 
Newman Club, 1, 2, Chairman of Teas, 3, 4; Home Ec Club, 1, 2, 
3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Stu-G Class Representative, 3; School 
Representative to Merrill-Palmer Nursery Training School, 
Detroit, 4. 

MARGUERITE L. BARRY Preprofessional 

270 Beech St., Roslindale, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Marge" 

Serious when her work is concerned . . . likes nothing better than a good 
discussion of some social problem . . .divides her allegiance between the 
Marine Corps and the Navy. 
Newman Club, 1; Waitress at Sophomore Luncheon. 


94 Hutchings St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Jeremiah E. Burke High School "Bea" 

Possesses a strictly scientific curiosity about all animals — from mice to 
wolves! . . . enthusiasms range from fresh fruit sundaes to glamour hair- 
do ' s. 
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4. 


Alton Bay, N. H. 
Salem High School "Beanie" 

Beanie and her bag. . .inveterate suit wearer. . .cynicism personified . . . 
radical in everything — from politics to music. . .chain smoker . . .car- 
toonist with a satirical twist . . . quite an enigma to most of us. 
English Club, 4; Unity Club, 1; Poster Committee, 1, 2; Mic 
Staff, 4; Fen Ways, Art Editor, 4. 



7 Greenwood Ave., Greenwood, Mass. 
Wakefield High School 

"Bubbling" describes her perfectly .. .keen on dancing, weddings, 
tennis, and sets of twins . . . her idea of Heaven is the Cape — with the 
right person, of course. 

Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club, 
1, 2, 3; Valentine Party, 2; May Party, 2; Soph Shuffle Com- 
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Sophomore Corridor Com- 
mittee; Baccalaureate Usher, 2; Baccalaureate and Commence- 
ment Choir, 1, 2; Class Treasurer, 2; Class Vice-President, 3. 


2 South St., Plainville, Mass. 
North Attleboro High School "Bobbie" 

Worked like a beaver to make thi r the best Mic ever . . .a cheery smile for 
everyone . . .Simmons original half-pint! 

Art Guild, Secretary-Treasurer, 1, 2; English Club, 4; Poster 
Committee Chairman, 2, 3; o2o Club, 3; Soph Luncheon Com- 
mittee; Junior Welcome Committee; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate 
and Commencement Choir, 3; News Staff, 3; Fen Ways, 2, 3, 4; 
P.S., 1; Mic, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4. 


284 Union Ave., Framingham, Mass. 
Cornwall-on-Hudson High School "Al" 

Everyone knows Al by her blue eyes, friendly smile, and spontaneous 
sense of humor. . .always aims to please. . .poise galore. 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, Publicity Chairman, 4; Musical 
Association, 1, 2; A Capella, 1, 2; Daisy Chain; News Staff, 1. 



455 West State St., Trenton, N. J. 
Trenton Central High School *'Roz" 

Dimples make her look about 12, but she fooled us all and made Academy'. 
. . . plays a mean game of bridge, and knits really LONG sweaters! 
Academy, 3, Secretary, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 4; 
Scribunal, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner; Transfer Committee; 
Senior Luncheon Waitress; Class Executive Board, 2; News 
Advertising Staff, 3, Business Manager, 4; Curriculum Commit- 
tee, 3, Chairman, 4; Honor Board, 3. 


79 Chilton St., Belmont, Mass. 
Belmont High School 

' ' Where did you get those eyes?" . . . not-so-secret passions are mountains, 
mathematicians, pretzels, and poetry .. .bears out the old adage that 
actions speak louder than words. 

Academy, 3, 4; Christian Science Organization, 1, 2, Chairman, 
3, Reader, 4; Outing Club, 2, 3; Defense Committee, 2, 3; Pan- 
American Club, 2, Secretary-Treasurer, 3; Fen Ways Technical 
Editor, 4. 


10 Mount Pleasant St., Winchester, Mass. 
Winchester High School 

Eternal knitting, forever unfinished! . . .dark eyes and a feather cut . . . 
the kind of a person you watch on a tennis court . . . enviably unruffled. 
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3; Massachusetts General Student Council, 


154 Main St., Andover, Mass. 
Punchard High School "Boycie" 

Wouldn't recognise her without that grin. . .Br ighamite .. .cigarette 
and a game of cards . . . Boycie ' s indispensable. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. 


9 Chelsea Drive, Port Washington, N. Y. 
Port Washington High School "Mike" 

Has no "acquaintances," for everyone is her friend. . ."Who wants to 
take a nice, brisk walk?" . . .has managed to requite a passion for black 
mesh stockings. 

Newman Club, 2, 3; Outing Club, 2; Pan-American, 3; Transfer 
Committee, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement, and 
President's Reception; Daisy Chain; President of Prince School 
Student Body, 4. 


291 Montvale Ave., Woburn, Mass. 
Woburn High School "Vickie" 

Another wonder child who packed four years into three. . .Chinatown, 
Bible, and anthropology take up whatever time is left over. 
Art Guild, 1, Secretary-Treasurer, 2; English Club, 1, 2, 3; 
League of Evangelical Students, 1, President, 2; Inter-Varsity 
Christian Fellowship, Publicity Chairman, 3; Fen Ways Staff, 3- 


223 Temple St., West Roxbury, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Brownie" 

Curly-topped music lover .. .anything red she'll buy .. .efficient, con- 
scientious, and quiet . . . calculating bridge player. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, Treasurer, 2, 3, 4, 5; Y.W.C.A. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

RUTH C. BROWN Business 

4 Briggs St., Wollaston, Mass. 
Milton High School "Ruthy" 

44 s youngster . . .loads of laughs, plus a surprising abundance of gray 
matter. . . indispensable to the Glee Club . . . a grand addition to any class. 
Dramatic Club, 1; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; A Capella 
Choir, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; 
Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1; News Circulation 
Staff, 1. 



242 Lincoln Ave., Fall River, Mass. 
Lincoln School "Westy" 

"Red" without the temper. . . "Wake me up when class is over" . . .frat 
pin and Ed . . .at home in a kimono with a large jar of cookies. 
Anne Strong, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Art Guild, 3; Musical Associa- 
tion, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Junior Welcome Committee; Bac- 
calaureate and Commencement Choir; House Chairman, 1, 3; 
Dorm Council, 1, 3- 


37 Grove St., Lynn, Mass. 
Lynn Classical High School "Ginny" 

The Army, dancing, chemistry, horses, and eating are Ginny ' s chief 
interests . . . has done research work at Tech which wasn't all scientific! 
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Executive 
Board, 4. 

LOIS BUTLER Home Economics 

93 Vernon St., Norwood, Mass. 
Norwood High School "Loey" 

Feather cut cutie . . . a versatile lass who dates movie stars and football 
captains, knits suits, interior decorates, and makes Academy. 
Academy, 3, Treasurer, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Home Economics 
Club, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Ivy-S 
Representative, 2; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee; Assistant Chairman of Junior Welcome Committee; 
Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Re- 
ception; Class Executive Board, 2; Class Treasurer, 3; Student 
Government Representative, 4. 


451 Park Ave., Waverly, N. Y. 
Waverly High School J°y " 

From Dartmouth to Southern Cal., it's love 'em and leave 'em... 
"Waverly is the rodeo center of the East'." . . .a real dependable friend. 
Transfer Committee; Commencement Usher, 3- 


45 Fairview Ave., West Warwick, R. I. 
Coventry High School "'Marge" 

A cheerful gal with a ready smile . . . a passion for rice pudding, and the 
third floor butt room . . . lucky at cards, AND in love! 
Home Economics Club, 3, 4. 


48 East St., Ipswich, Mass. 
Walnut Hill School "Betty" 

A loyal friend. . .quiet until you know her. . .interested in swimming, 
sailing and all that goes with water — including naval officers. 
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; Outing Club, 
1; Unity Club, 1; Sophomore Luncheon Committee; Junior Wel- 
come Committee; Usher at Baccalaureate, Commencement, 
President's Reception; Senior Luncheon; Senior-Faculty Supper 
and Freshman-Junior Wedding; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate and 
Commencement Choir. 

CYNTHIA CHILD Home Economics 

103 Warren St., West Medford, Mass. 
Medford High School "Cynnie" 

Personality plus! . . . works like a beaver, and still manages to have a 
wonderful time . . beauty, commonsense — and a dash of dynamite! 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, President, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Unity Club, 
1, 2, 3; Y.W.C.A., 1; Assembly Committee, 3, Chairman, 4; 
Freshman Formal Committee; Soph Shuffle Committee; Junior 
Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate 
and Commencement Usher, Daisy Chain. 

MARY E. CHUTE Library Science 

19 Maxwell St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Dorchester High School "Betty" 

Career girl with a yen for sophisticated gowns . . . also for Tech students, 
Thomas Wolfe, and Mr. Sypher's courses. 

Le Cercle Francais, 2, 4, President, 3; o2o Club, 4, Treasurer, 3; 
News Staff, 2, 3; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 2. 


^MRS.) RUTH V. CLARK Home Economics 

77 Centre St., Holbrook, Mass. 
Sumner High School "Ruthie" 

Spontaneous humor. . .funny hats . . .Sergeant Allen. . victim of com- 
muter s rush . . .enthusiastic grape eater . . .doodles on anything handy. 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3,4. 


121 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 
Pittsfield High School "Trudy" 

Dark-eyed, attractive girl with a most contagious giggle . . crazy about 
good music, cokes, and HIM . . fun to be with and a loyal friend. 
Dramatic Club, 3; Menorah, 1, 2, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Freshman 
Frolic Committee. 


152 Larch Rd., Cambridge, Mass. 
Cambridge High and Latin School "Marge" 

Harvard and the Marines . . . baseball and opera . . . efficient! ask Marge 
and it ' s done. . .Warren's letters . . genuinely sincere and charmingly 

Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 2; Unity, 
1, 2, 3; May Party; Sophomore Luncheon; Junior Prom, Chair- 
man; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement 
and President's Reception Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Class 
Secretary, 2; Class Vice-President, 4; Honor Board, 4; Social 
Activities Committee, 4. 


473A Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Girls' High School "Betty" 

hikes everyone and everyone likes her. . dramatics, psych books, and 
Shakespeare with Dr. Gay are tops . . .as are men in uniform! 
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle Francais, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 3, 4; o2o Club, 3, 4; Commencement Usher, 
3;N^jStaff, 1, 2, 3. 

MARY COLLETT Preprofessional 

10 Remington St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Amherst High School 

Has to put her hair down instead of up! . . . most secretive — especially 
about engagements! . . .an intellectual with a grand sense of humor. 
Musical Association, 1; Outing Club, 1; Junior Welcome Com- 
mittee; Curriculum Committee, 3; Song Leader, 1. 


9 Grampian Way, Dorchester, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School 

Tall, easy-going, unruffled. . wants to t r y her hand at copywriting. . . 
loves warm weather and feminine clothes . . . interests divided between 
aircraft carriers and costume design. 

English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 
1, Fen Ways, 4; Mic, 1, 2; Neu>s, Assistant Feature Editor, 2. 


75 Oakland St., Brighton, Mass. 
Girls' High School "Cookie" 

Theme song: "Just a Kid Named Joe" . . .delights in loafing in the 
Lounge, munching on some of Showcase' s wares. . fountain of common 
sense . . .wonderful philosophy of life. 

Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 5; Newman Club, 1; Peter Bent Brigham 
Student Council. 

EDNA CORMIER Home Economics 

39 Sterling St., East Braintree, Mass. 
Edna' s mind as to her future was made up the day she left England . . . 
a peppy British lass who sails for England soon . . .who wouldn't, with 
a Captain on the other side to greet you. 



137 Park Drive, Boston, Mass. 
Melrose High School 

Sweet, soft voice, turned-up nose, and a cute figure despite Brigham's 
sundaes. . .Jean's pretty proud of that third finger, left hand, and is 
obviously partial to red-headed sailors. 

Art Guild, 1; Musical Association, 1, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; 
Unity Club, 1, 2; Cap and Gown Committee; Class Executive 
Board, 3; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Baccalaureate and Com- 
mencement Choir; Class Treasurer, 4. 


12 Foster St., Gloucester, Mass. 
Gloucester High School "Cyna" 

Founder, director, and guiding light of the Bluett es, our favorite songsters 
. . . she shall have music wherever she goes — and it promises to be far! 
Musical Association, 1, Librarian, 2, Concert Manager, 3, Presi- 
dent, 4; Valentine Party, 2; May Party, 2; Sophomore Luncheon 
Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Junior Welcome Commit- 
tee; Old English Dinner; President's Reception Usher; Daisy 
Chain; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 2, 3; Class 
Song Leader, 2, 3, 4; News Circulation Staff, 3; Fen Ways, Circu- 
lation Manager, 3; A Capella, 1, 2, 3, 4. 


472 Pleasant St., Melrose, Mass. 
Melrose High School 

Hundreds of sweaters and skirts, and always as neat as a pin. . .long 
wavy hair and snapping black eyes . . . perfect lady and a swell sport. 
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, President, 4; Sophomore 
Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Freshman-Junior Wedding 
Usher; Class Executive Board, 4. 


44 Montvale Rd., Newton Centre, Mass. 
Watertown High School (N.Y.) "Evie" 

Prefers to sleep far into the morning . . . unruffled temper . . . easy on the 
eye, especially in tailored suits . . . tried and true and a real pal. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Y.W.C. A., 1. 


15 Florence St., Medford, Mass. 
Watertown High School "Trippy" 

Preferred Bowdoin houseparties, but is currently settling for Army 
affairs . . . allergic to hospital restrictions . . . loves apple pie, the operat- 
ing room, and a certain cottage on the Maine seacoast. 
Academy, 3, 4; Anne Strong, 1, 2; English Club, 1; Unity Club, 
1; Class Vice-President, 2; Student Government Representative, 
1; News Staff, 1. 


Mount Dora, Florida 
Mount Dora Public School "Pony" 

Tall, smooth and sophisticated — outside. . .fun and scatter-brained — 
inside. . "Have you seen my glasses?" . . .neat date, specialising in 
Harvard, narrowed down to Dunster House. 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1, 3; Massachusetts General 
Student Council, 3, 4; Dorm Board, 2; May Party; Sophomore 
Shuffle; Junior Welcome Committee. 


46 Bosson St., Revere, Mass. 
Revere High School "Kay" 

Unbelievably good-natured, with a sweet smile and a quick "hello" for 
everyone. . .a whiz at figures, with dimples and dark brown eyes. 
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon 
Waitress; Daisy Chain; News Typist, 3; Head Typist, 4. 


134 Oakland Ave., Methuen, Mass. 
Edward F. Searles High School 

Gay and charming . . . her heaven is the top floor of South . . . and the 
opposite would be a red-headed blind date'. . . . a finished product of the 
Business School who ' s sure to make a perfect secretary. 


BARBARA DRAKE Home Economics 

24 Janet Rd., Wollaston, Mass. 
Woodward School for Girls "Barbie" 

Barbie' s the girl you see spreading her sunny smile around the butt room. 
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1; 
News, Business Staff, 1. 


8 Pond St., Milton, Mass. 
Milton High School "Snaperoon" 

A perky, little red-head with brown eyes that talk. 
Home Economics Club, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; May Party, 2; Baccalaureate and 
Commencement Choir, 1. 


342 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, Mass. 
Lowell High School "Dune" 

5'5" of vitality . . dances better than Arthur Murray. 
Scribunal, 4; Unity, 1, 2; Soph Luncheon Committee; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Dine n' Roll Committee; Commencement 
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Student Activi- 
ties, 3; Chairman of Class Day Dance. 


599 University Place, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 
Grosse Pointe High School 
Mid-west lingo . . . little, cute, and good-natured. 


3405 Lowell St., Washington, D. C. 

Good-looking — obviously! .. .handknit socks, more in process. 
English Club, 4; May Party, 2; Freshman-Junior Wedding, 1; 
Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner, 3, 4; Transfer 
Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's 
Reception Usher, 3; Senior-Faculty Supper, 3; Class Executive 
Board, 1; Social Activities, 3; News Staff, 3, 4; Fen Ways, Feature 
Editor, 4; Vice-Chairman of House, 3; Dorm Board, Secretary, 3; 
Chairman of News Dance, 3- 


31 Academy Rd., Leominster, Mass. 
Leominster High School 
Enthusiastic leader of dramatics . 


.psycho log y on fifth floor Evans. 

Dramatic Club, 1, Activities Chairman, 2, President, 3, 4; 
Menorah, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, Junior Welcome Committee; 
Old English Dinner; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and Presi- 
dent's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Assistant Technical 
Editor, 2. 


31 Newfield Ave., New Britain, Conn. 
New Britain High School "Lynn" 

Meet an A-l dancer and our famous "Yeah Man" girl. 
Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical 
Assocation, 1, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1, 2, 3; May Party; Hobo Party; 
Old English Dinner; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and Presi- 
dent's Reception Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; 
News, Social Staff, 2, 3- 


34 Harding Ave., Edgewood, R. I. 
Cranston High School "Sa" 

One of God' s best P.F.I.'s . . .life is fun and people are funnier. 
Dramatic Club, 2, 3; English Club, 3; Musical Association, 2; 
Outing Club, 1, 2; Chairman Freshman Frolic; Valentine Party; 
Chairman Junior Welcome Committee; Transfer Committee; 
Pan-American Society, 3, 4; Baccalaureate, Head Usher, 3, Usher, 
2; Commencement and President's Reception Usher, 2, 3; Soph 
Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Class Vice-President, 1; Class 
President, 2; Vice-President of Student Government, 4; Dorm 
Council, 1, 2, 3; Dorm Board, 3- 




202 Stafford St., Worcester, Mass. 
Worcester South High School 

A math whiz who finds time to commute from Worcester . . . happy brown 
eyes and a smile to match, especially when a Hershey Bar or a hot fudge 
sundae is in view! 

Newman, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1; Commencement Usher; Daisv 

JOAN FISCHER Library Science 

102 Grand Blvd., Binghamton, N. Y. 
Binghamton Central High School "Joanie" 

Pint-sized and cute, with more enthusiasm than an alarm clock . . . 
amazing line of chatter that charms the Army, fascinates the Navy, and 
is dynamite at Tech! 
Menorah, 1, 2, o2o Club, 4. 


289 Morton St., Stoughton, Mass. 

Stoughton High School "Fleggin" 

"Did I get a letter!" . . three cokes a day, plenty of sleep, and, of 

course, a letter, keep her happy . . .manages to have lots of fun, with a 

time and place for everything. 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club, 1. 

GERTRUDE FOX Library Science 

12 Hanover Circle, Lynn, Mass. 
Lynn Classical High School "Gert" 

Favorite period is lunch .. .movie, music, and smorgasbord fan... 
strictly collegiate in very big sweaters and very short skirts. 
Menorah, 1,2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1; o2o Club, 3, 4. 


49 Ellsworth Rd., Larchmont, N. Y. 
Mamaroneck High School "Lou" 

No ink spots on this live-wire editor . . . immaculate grooming a la New 
York . . . past master of the Dorothy Parker crack . . . ambition enough for 
ten, and the talent to go with it. 

Dramatic Club, 1,2; English Club, 1 , 2, 3; Le Cercle Francais, 1 ; 
Olde English Dinner, 3, 4, Baccalaureate, Commencement, and 
President's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain; News, Staff, 1, 2, 
News Editor, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4; News Dance Committee, 3; 
Fen Ways, Assistant Feature Editor, 4; Senior-Facultv Supper, 4. 


"Windrush," Greenfield, Mass. 
Transfer from Principia Junior College "Marty" 

Bette Davis' double. . Windrush, Boston, and Jack. . .collects Tschai- 
kovsky, Shostakovitz., and Dorsey records. . .%oomed Fen Ways circula- 
tion . . .clothes horse par excellence. 

Christian Science Club, 3, Treasurer, 4; Fen Ways, Circulation 
Manager, 4. 


149 South St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Girls' High School Peg" 

Never studies, but knows all the answers . . .deaf to alarm clocks. . . 
would never pass up a coke, or a vacation in Vermont . . . a swell pal. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Newman, 1,2, 3, 4; Assembly Sug- 
gestion Committee, 2; Senior-Facultv Supper Waitress; News 
Staff, 1,2, 3. 


3 Old Brook Rd., Melrose, Mass. 
Melrose High School "Betsy" 

The smile's the thing — especially hers! . . .a Spanish blonde with a mild 
passion for clothes. . "A private's as good as a general," and Betsy 
should know! 

Scribunal, 2, Secretary, 3, 4; Junior Welcome Committee; Trans- 
fer Committee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's 
Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Senior-Faculty 
Supper Waitress; Daisy Chain; House Chairman, 1; Dorm Board, 
1, Dorm Council, 1 , Chairman of Servicemen's Dance, 4. 




432 Pleasant St., Canton, Mass. 
Canton High Schoo 

Clean-cut profile and a fresh water complexion defy even the grime of the 
South Station . . . enthusiastic about anything Scandinavian . . . our 
own Bernhardt when she tells a story. 

Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1; 
Commencement Usher; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; Bac- 
calaureate and Commencement Choir; Class Executive Board, 4. 

PAULINE GILPIN Professional 

46Dewev St., Richford, Vt. 
Richford High School "Polly" 

Studies so-o-o hard — every night about 10 P.M.! . . . ripe olives on Satur- 
day afternoon and Sunday dinners at SAE . . thinks the Arkansas 
Traveler is pretty special. 
Outing Club, 1, 2, 4; Unity Club, 1, Waitress at Sophomore 


18 Birch St., Marblehead, Mass. 
Ste. Chretienne Academy "Ginnie" 

Commuting IS fun! . . . Irish lass with curly brown hair and blue eyes . . . 
neat but not persnickety . . .jelly doughnuts and wings. 
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 3; Newman 
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. 


R. 2, Main St., Watertown, Conn. 
Watertown High School 

Gloria, the glow girl . . .her personality has won her many close friends 
both among her patients and those who work with her. 
Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; A Capella, 1, 2, 3; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 
May Day Committee, 2. 


18 Fairfax Rd., Milton, Mass. 
Milton High School "Ellie" 

A quizzical quirk of an eyebrow . . . smooth sophistication . . . connoisseur 
of Tech and Harvard. . .usually sprouting an orchid. 
Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal 1,2,; Unity, 1, 2; Daisy Chain. 


50 Chester Rd., Belmont, Mass. 
Belmont High School "Grindv" 

Favorite haunt — the switchboard . . calm. . .poised. . .the perfect secre- 
tary. . .neat and quick. . .a "whiz,," but she keeps it to herself. 
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 4; Daisy Chain. 


185 Pleasant St., Brookline, Mass. 
Dorchester High School for Girls "Dottie" 

Short and cute . . . easily excited . . . hates pseudo-sophist icates . . . loves 
tennis, music, knitting, plays . . . wants to own her own restaurant. 
Home Economics, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Com- 
mencement Usher. 

MARY D. HADDAD Library Science 

Charlestown Inn, Charlestown, N. H. 
Burlington High School 

Pensive calm conceals a poet's temperament . . a persuasive voice and a 
ringing laugh. . .will certainly be a well-read librarian. 



Bayamo, Ote, Cuba 
Westown Prep School "Kitsie" 

Cuba's best ambassador of good will . . .dramatics, hypnotism, and 
fortune-telling keep us atnused . . .versatile, easy-going, and cordial. . . 
a smile we all envy. 

Dramatic Club, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, President, 4; Home Economics 
Club, 3, 4; Pan-American Club, Vice-President, 4; May Party; 
Soph Shuffle; Junior Welcome Committee; Hobo Party; Old 
English Dinner; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate, Commence- 
ment, and President's Reception Usher; Senior Luncheon Wait- 
ress; Daisy Chain; Class Executive Board, 1; Dorm Council, 3, 4; 
Dorm Board, 3, 4; House Chairman, 3; Evans Hall Chairman, 4. 


104 Sewall Ave., Brookline, Mass. 
New Britain High School "Bah" 

Casual Connecticut Yankee .. .happiest in good sailing weather... 
symphony, gardenias, and Camels . . .an enviable size 9. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Unity Club, 1, 2; Student Activities 
Representative, 2. 


95 Echo St., Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton High School "Nat" 

You should see her ring . . . always dashing hither and yon . . . never a 
dull moment . . .her interests — Bob, Bob, Bob. 

Scribunal, 4; Unity, 4; Defense Committee; Commencement 
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain. 

RUTH HALL Business 

60 Lazel St., Whitman, Mass. 
Whitman High School 

One of the first Seniors to wear a diamond . . .daily letters to Africa . . . 
knits socks and sweaters by the dozens . . .finds time to be College 

Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1; Curriculum Committee, Chairman, 4; 
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; College Voucher, 4. 


92 Lewis Ave., Walpole, Mass. 
Walpole High School 

Transfer from Middlebury College 
Business-like appearance, except when she' s playing bridge — which is 
most of the time'. . . . tall enough to handle 30-inch file drawers with ease! 
Scribunal, 4. 


152 Broad St., Matawan, N. J. 
Matawan Public High School "Kay" 

Quiet, pint-sized gal .. .capable .. .interested in everything, nursery 
schools, bridge, music. . keen humor. . fascinating Jersey accent. 
Home Economics, 3, 4. 


335 Hildreth St., Lowell, Mass. 
Lowell High School 

Brown eyes that melt . . . lovely lady . . . her admirers keep Evans desk 
busy . . . talent for drawing . . . ready for fun anytime. 
Art Guild, 1, 2, Chairman of Social Activities, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3, 
Treasurer, 3, Chairman of Teas, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2; Unity, 1, 2; 
May Party; Junior Welcome Committee; Transfer Committee; 
Dorm Tea Committee, 3; Anzac Committee, 4. 


9 Free St., Hingham, Mass. 
Framingham High School 

Girl with a hoe ■off key, on key, any old key . . . interested in the Male 
Animal — farm bound and otherwise . . . scuff, scuff, clop — that's Joanne 
going by. 

English Club, 2; Unity, 1; United War Fund, 4; Baccalaureate 
Usher; Commencement Usher; Usher at President's Reception; 
Senior-Faculty Supper, Waitress; Daisy Chain; News Staff, 1, 
Assistant News Editor, 2. 



173 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 
Melrose High School "Hank" 

Delightful combination of practicality and dreaminess . . . much too 
charming to be called Hank. . .loves swimming and horseback-riding. 
English Club, 3, 4, Secretary, 3; Pan-American Society, 4; Com- 
mencement Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; 
Fen Ways, 3, Editor, 4. 


19 Sumner St., Taunton, Mass. 
Taunton High School "Bobbie" 

Don' t judge this book by its cover . . .interested in the army, psychology, 
and music . . .sedate. . .believes in well-balanced lunches. 
o2o, 4; Outing Club, 4; Musical Association, 2. 


20 Vine St., Lexington, Mass. 
Lexington High School 

Hearty laugh . . . beautiful teeth . . . tans in a week and keeps it all 
summer. . .three dates at a time . . .passion for chocolate in any form. 
Commencement Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress. 

LUCILLE P. HOBART Home Economics 

Underhill, Vermont 
Burlington High School "Lu" 

A la Carmen Miranda. . .raven haired. . .unpredictable . . .an off-hand 
manner. . .New Zealand bound. . ."wake me for breakfast, please." 
Pan-American Society, 4; Home Economics, 3, 4; Senior-Faculty 
Supper, Waitress. 


105 Longwood Ave., Brookline, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "El" 

Little girl with a big voice . . .her silence betokens a busy brain . . . pre- 
fers blonds in Navy blue and gold. 

Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4, Scribunal, 
2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher; Baccalaureate and Commencement 


32 Elm St., Holliston, Mass. 
Holliston High School 

A ramblin wreck for Worcester Tech. . .Irish dimples . . .where s that 
liter bottle . . . can she play bridge . . . no'.! 

Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, Executive Board Repre- 
sentative, 2, Vice-President, 3, President, 4; Commencement 
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress, Daisy Chain; Class Representa- 
tive to Executive Board, 2, 3- 

ISABELLE HOWE Home Economics 

58 Marshall St., Watertown, Mass. 
Watertown High School "Izzy" 

The envy of those under 5 ")" . . .partial to the Army Air Corps and 
Hamilton College . . .Lake George's her second home . . .rushes around. 
Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3. 

ANN W. HOYT Library Science 

77 North Grove St., East Aurora, N. Y. 
East Aurora High School "Hoyt" 

Naturalness is her keynote . . .passion for Basie, boxy sweaters, and 
planes; abhors lettuce and formats . . . her creative pen gives us the artistic 
realism of Saroyan. 
Dramatic Club, 1; Outing Club, 1, 2; o2o Club, 4. 




9 Farrar St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Cambridge Upper School "Peggy" 

Not loud, but not unheard. . .her nursing career and dramatic ability 
are but two of many accomplishments . . .enviable poise. 
Academy, 3, 4, 5; Musical Association, 1; Massachusetts General 
Student Council; Soph Corridor Committee Chairman. 


69 Tremont St., Maiden, Mass. 
Maiden High School "Pete" 

Indispensable knitting needles .. .perennially box-office bound... an 
embryonic social worker . . .dislikes nail polish . . . loves the army. 
English Club, 4; Menorah, 3; Outing Club, 3; U.S.S.A., 4; 
Y.W.C.A., 4; Daisy Chain. 


379 Market St., Rockland, Mass. 
Rockland High School Jo" 

Madame President . . most popular and friendliest . . .she of the friendly 
smile and cheery nature ..." Have you heard about John? 
Newman Club, 1, 3, 4; Scribunal, 4; Dine 'n' Roll Chairman; 
Cap and Gown Chairman; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate, 
Commencement, and President's Reception Usher; Soph Lunch- 
eon Waitress; Daisy Chain; Class President, 1; News, Advertising 
Staff, 3; President of Student Government, 4; Dorm Council, 4, 
Dormitory Board, 4; Honor Board, 4. 


26 Beach Bluff Ave., Swampscott, Mass. 
Swampscott High School 

Tall, dark, and handsome. . .busier than three bees, but never without 
a word for all her friends . . .it's the Army Medical Corps! 
Dramatic Club, 1; English Club, 2, Treasurer, 3, Vice-President, 
4; Unity, 1; Pan-American, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon Commit- 
tee; Baccalaureate, Commencement, and President's Reception 
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Chairman of Daisy Chain; 
Class President, 4; News Staff, 2, 3; Fen Ways, Editor-in-Chief, 4. 


155 Davis Ave., White Plains, N. Y. 
White Plains Senior High School "Betty Lou" 

Paper-boy on campus . . . busiest girl at Simmons . . . ready for any topic 
of discussion . . . her enthusiasm rims wild . . . tennis at 6:30 a.m. 
Academy, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; Le Cercle Francais, 1; 
Defense Committee, 4; Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress; Honor 
Board Representative, 4; o2o, 3, 4, Chairman of Programs, 4; 
U.S.S.A., Program Committee, 4; Pan-American Society, 2, 3, 4; 
War Fund Drive, Chairman, 3- 


95 French Ave., Brockton, Mass. 
Brockton High School "Peter" 

Shapely stems . . .blonde hair that s the envy of all . . .really professional 
. . .has been "dressing' some of us seniors for some time now. 
Scribunal, 2, 3; Unity, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 3; Commencement 
Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain. 


20 John St., Brookline, Mass. 
Orange High School "Glen" 

Beautiful hair . . .beautiful complexion . . .proud of her Theta Chi pin . . . 
winter sports fan . . .goes for smooth perfume and Gershwin. 
Scribunal, 2, 4; Unity, 1; Pan-American Society, 3; Freshman 
Formal Committee. 


Lafayette St., Stamford, Conn. 
Stamford High School 

Headaches over Stu-G books . . . a whiz, at bridge . . . red hair but no 
temper. . flying fingers on the piano . . .bed at 10:30. 
Musical Association, 1, 2; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 3; Pan- 
American Society, 2; Junior Prom Committee; Academy, 4; 
Baccalaureate Usher; Commencement Usher; Usher at President's 
Reception; Daisv Chain; Class Vice-President, 3; Class Executive 
Board, 1; Student Government Treasurer, 4. 


RACHEL JOSEFOWITZ Preprofessional 

285 Central Park West, New York, N. Y. 
Swiss miss. . .camellias, symphony, and skiing her passions . . M.I.T. 
too. . .intellectual face . . .devlish eyes. 

Menorah, 1, 2, 4, Freshman Representative; Le Cercle Francais, 
President, 1, 2, Treasurer, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Junior Welcome 
Committee; PS., Technical Staff, 1. 


8 Stony Brae Rd., Newton Highlands, Mass. 
Sacred Heart Academy 

The most dat ingest girl in the class . . . a debby air, a sweet smile, and a 
real sense of humor are what gets 'em. . .spends her dream time in 
North Africa. 

Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, Publicity Chairman, 4; 
Dine 'n' Roll; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; Sophomore 
Luncheon Waitress; News, Business Staff, 2; Mic Staff, 4; Chair- 
man of Commencement Programs and Invitations. 

BEVERLY KERNESS Preprofessional 

55 Haffard St., Fall River, Mass. 
B.M.C. Durfee High School 

Serious, silly, sophisticated — whichever the occasion demands... 
shortened four years to three . . . hair up or down . . . big brown eyes. 
Menorah, 1, 2. 4; U.S.S.A., 4; Soph Luncheon Waitress. 


7 Shepard's Ct., Hyde Park, Mass. 
Hyde Park High School "Kay" 

Sociable, popular, and vivacious . . .wide-eyed and winsome. . .always 
on the go. . .a beautiful dancer who loves a good time. . .pet hobby — 
knitting for the Navy. 

Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Senior Representa- 
tive, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3; Chairman of Activities, 4; Soph Luncheon 
Waitress, Daisy Chain. 


60 Washington Manor, West Haven, Conn. 
West Haven High School 

Tries hard to talk with a Boston accent, no success . . . crazy about sailing 
at Plum Island . . .has fun amongthe test tubes . . ." my brotherThomas." 
Dramatic Club, 1; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4. 

(MRS.) JEAN MACAFEE KING Home Economics 

115 Randolph St., So. Weymouth, Mass. 
Weymouth High School "Mac" 

Gave up institutional management for home management — and all for 
a sailor named Dick! . . . contagious grin and a million friends . . . never 
says "No" to a hand of bridge. 

Home Economics Club, 2, Secretary, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1, 2; 
Sophomore Shuffle Committee; Senior Bridge Committee. 


372 Longwood Ave., Boston, Mass. 
Fairhaven High School "Kitch" 

A likeable gal who knows how to have fun . . .loves her piano, her boat, 
and the Cape . . . will make an A-l store executive, and have a wonderful 
time doing it. 

Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1; Secretary-Treasurer of the Prince 
School Student Body, 4. 

PRISCILLA E. KLEIN Home Economics 

92 Maple St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "Pris" 

Sweetly sophisticated. . .mania for mushrooms and lobster .. .likes 
sketching and tennis . . . interests vary from recipes to current world 

Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2; English Club, 1; Home 
Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, Chairman Social Activi- 
ties, 3, President, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Outing Club, 1; News, Social News 
Staff, 2, 3; Russian War Relief Committee, 3- 


RUTH C. KNIPES Business 

58 Fairfax St., Somerville, Mass. 
Somerville High School 

Always gay, even in office machines . . a corner of her heart belongs to 
Tufts; she was once a Jackson coed. . .an enthusiastic doctor's wife, 
that's her future role! 
Academy, 4; Scribunal, 4; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4. 


164 Burrill St., Swampscott, Mass. 
Swampscott High School "Ruthie" 

Earrings matching every costume . . . suits . . . big handbags . . . baseball 
. . . math . . . stayed single till her twentieth birthday and won ten dollars, 
but makes no bets like that for the future. 
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3; Pan-American, 4; Daisy Chain. 


54 Belmont St., Somerville, Mass. 
Somerville High School "Knocky" 

Apparently studious, but we know better . . .that ever-present lunch box 
means a huge appetite . . full of fun. 

Academy, 4; English Club, 4; Daisy Chain; Fen Ways, Technical 
Editor, 3; Pan-American Society, Secretary-Treasurer, 4; Shush 
Committee, 2. 

JEAN F. KRUM Retailing 

163 South Fifth St., Lehighton, Penn. 
Lehighton High School 

To bed with the dawn . . .nonchalant about cuts . . .an enviable wardrobe 
. . .startling colloquialism. 

Dramatic Club, 1; English Club, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1; 
Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate and Commencement Usher; 
Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress, 3, 4; Daisy Chain; Dormitory 
Board, 4; Dormitory Council, 4; Assistant Vice President of 
Student Government, 4; News, Advertising Manager, 3. 


42 Chapel St., Shirley, Mass. 
Ayer High School 

Always full of zest . . .sunny disposition . . .laughing eyes . 

her forte . . humorous and friendly . 

Ellen Richards, 2; Newman, 1, 4; Scribunal, 4. 


sincerity s 



577 Norfolk St., Mattapan, Mass. 
Dorchester High School for Girls "Syl" 

Fooling around the chem lab seems to improve her salty sense of humor . . . 
eating hamburgers and knitting sweaters arc pet pastimes . . . her friend- 
ship is a valuable possession. 
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2. 


80 Palmer Ave., Falmouth, Mass. 
Lawrence High School "Tommie" 

Navy blue and gold . . . "You re a darlink!" . . .snap, kelley, catgut . . . 
Beta pin — diamond — gold band — Tom. 

Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Valentine Party Committee; Junior Wel- 
come Committee. 



256 Gibson St., Lowell, Mass. 
Newburgh High School, N. Y. "Jan" 

She blushes oh so easily . . . blond hair . . . blue eyes . . . a cute little accent 
. . . enjoys people, so she's a volunteer worker . . . a mathematical whizj 
Scribunal, 2, 3, 4. 


9 Grafton St., Greenwood, Mass. 
Wakefield High School "Pony" 

Usually late . . . would-be jitterbug . . . her bands and eyes talk better 
than her voice . . .believes in 3 a.m. cramming. 

English Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3; Newman, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 2; Commencement Usher; Daisy 
Chain; Mic, Art Editor, 4; Fen Ways, Business Manager, 3, Art 
Editor, 4. 



25 Hamilton St., Cottage City, Md. 
McKinley High School "Connie" 

There' s only one side of life — the funny one . . ."No, I've never cut my 
hair ' . . .Jimmy' s for breakfast, and a dash for psych . . . the best friend 
of all — to everyone. 

Outing Club, Secretary, 3; Chairman of Ring Committee; Fen 
Ways, Business Manager, 4; Fire Chief, 4; Dorm Board and Dorm 
Council, 4. 

Home Economics 


67 Vermont St., West Roxbury, 
Roslindale High School 

Tall, majestic and gracious . . . extremely versatile girl, who likes almost 
everything, except peas . . .never a dull moment. 

Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 
1, 2; Unity Club, 3; Commencement Usher. 



27 Old Terrace, Bellows Falls, Vt. 
Bellows Falls High School "Liver" 

Strange passion for stews . . . Vermont er without the accent . . . wanderlust 
with the South in view, but says she' 11 miss a White Christmas. 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 2, 3; Valentine Party, 2; 
Waitress at Senior-Faculty Supper. 


73 Wellesley Rd., Holyoke, Mass. 
Holyoke High School 

Possessor of an enviable and unlimited patience . . . tailored clothes and 
Bing Crosby . . . wants to be an ideal mother with a large following! 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3; Peter Bent 
Brigham Student Council; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Soph 
Luncheon Waitress; Dorm Board, 2. 


25 Nazing Rd., Roxbury, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "Shirl" 

Favorite pastime — her husband .. petite and trim... goes overboard 
for classical records and shoes . . .can sleep anywhere, anytime. 
Dramatic Club, 2; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 
3, 4, Treasurer, 4; Ivy-S, 1; Commencement Usher. 


6 Adams Rd., Framingham Center, Mass. 
Framingham High School "Lube" 

Brigham' s sundaes and checkers, her delight . . .morning cup of coffee a 
necessity . . .witty . . .sunshiny. 

Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; o2o, 2, 3, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate, Com- 
mencement, and President's Reception; Waitress at Senior 
Luncheon; Daisy Chain. 


162 Washington St., Arlington, Mass. 
Arlington High School 

An unusual person with a fine understanding of human nature . . . spark- 
ling eyes and a cheery smile . . . inspiration from down South began at 
Holy Cross, and is still going strong! 

Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Baccalaureate and Com- 
mencement Usher; Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; 
Freshman-Junior Wedding Usher. 



60 Ornis St., Melrose, Mass. 
Melrose High School "Meffie" 

Friendly as spring . . . her feet on the ground . . . her heart in South 
America . . .conservative . . .a portrait in pastels. 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3; Unity, 1; Commencement Usher; 
Soph Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain. 

CONSTANCE A. McGRATH Preprofessional 

111 Montclair Ave., West Roxbury, Mass. 
Mansy High School "Connie" 

Button-cute . . . petite . . . long blonde hair . . . refreshingly frank . . . 
Connie' s still fighting the Civil War, and we bet she wins! 
Musical Association, 1; Unity Club, 1, 2; Pan-American, 3, 4; 
Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain. 


106 Mt. Vernon St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
Notre Dame Academy "M.J." 

Rush, rush, rush. . .her sense of humor amuses even herself . . .can t 
seem to follow directions . . .a passion for windy days, Strauss, small 
fry! _ 

Musical Association, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4, 
Vice President, 2; Assembly Committee; May Party; Junior 
Welcome; Hobo Party; Chairman of Old English Dinner; Usher 
at Baccalaureate and Commencement; Waitress at Senior and 
Soph Luncheons; Daisy Chain; Class Representative, 3; Chair- 
man of Honor Board, 4. 


16 Newhall St., Lynn, Mass. 
Lynn English High School 

Dimpled and demure — a typical Irish colleen . . . a smile for all . . . 
"Accounting's a snap!" . . .hobbies — knitting, dating, and dancing. . . 
"Good things come in small packages . ..." 

Newman, 1, 2, 3; Secretary, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Mic, Business 
Manager, 4, Dance Committee, 4; Director, Cooperative Society, 
4; Red Cross Drive, 4. 


31 Bungalow Pk., Stamford, Conn. 
Sacred Heart Academy "Foo" 

The mad scientist. . goes social in spurts . . .likes sleep and solitude, 
coffee ice cream, and Africa, 1943 . . .a fiend for neatness. 
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1. 




5 Vale St., Salem, 
Salem High School "Turk" 

"Pistol Packing Mama" of the Beverly Rifle Club . . black hair and 
freckles . . . enviably thin . . . trips to New York . . . quietly proud of her 

Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 2; Waitress 
at Soph Luncheon; Daisy Chain. 


286 Nehoiden St., Needham, Mass. 
Needham High School 

Used to play the piano with serious designs on a musical career. . but 
lately her fingers have been kept busy on a typewriter . . .manages to 
find time to attend Boston s choice musical events. 
Christian Science Club, 1, Reader, 2, 3; Scribunal, 2. 


101 Hawthorne Rd., Duluth, Minn. 
Stanbrook Hall "Barby" 

Dimples that twinkle whenever she laughs . . . combines the happy moron 
with the sober thinker . . . vivacious Westerner. 

Dramatic Club, 3; Newman, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; Outing Club, 
3; Transfer Committee. 


LELA B. MARSH Library Science 

44 Hooker St., Allston, Mass. 
Brighton High School 

Interested in everything from the Air Corps to the %po . . . economics is one 
hobby into which she hopes to delve more deeply . . . prefers Cugat and 
Ellington musically; Ola' s and Marliave's gastronomically. 
Academy, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1, 4; o2o Club, 4; Simmons Forum, 3- 


499 Park Drive, Boston, Mass. 
Wakefield High School "Barb" 

"/ don't know why I'm so good natured" . . nice legs . . just enough 
freckles . . .never in a hurry, even at 8:46 . . .finds climbing stairs life' s 
biggest bore! 

Musical Association, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 
2, 3, 4; Usher at Baccalaureate and Commencement; Waitress 
at Senior Luncheon; Daisy Chain. 


Herricks Rd., East Williston, N. Y. 
Southern Seminary, Va. "Buff" 

Has the Marine situation well in hand. . .keeps her worries to herself 
and turns the sunny side out . . .has warmth and charm. 
Home Economics Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President, 4; Outing Club, 
1; Student Government, Representative, 4. 


46 Nottinghill Rd., Brighton, Mass. 
Dorchester High School for Girls "Ellie" 

An exam a day was her motto in the fall, but she considers Mert and 
Washington well worth it...argyle sweaters, spaghetti, and foreign 
movies are now secondary interests. 

Academy, 4; English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Pan- 
American Society, 2, 3- 


39 Berkeley St., Nashua, N. H. 
Nashua High School 

Four years of hectic, last-minute rushes . . woman of many moods and 
varied interests . . . infectious grin and graceful walk . . . third floor 
smoker inhabitant, especially late at night .... 

English Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2; News, 1; Fen Ways, 4: 
Class Executive Board, 2; Baccalaureate and Commencement 
Usher; Daisy Chain; Hobo Party; Junior Welcome Committee; 
May Party, 3. 


555 Liberty St., Braintree, Mass. 
Braintree High School "Lyce" 

Don't let that baby face fool you — that determined little chin means 
business! . . .adds plenty of pep, personality and rhythm to the Bluettes 
. . .as well as to any party! 

Scribunal, 2, 3; Mic, Assistant Photography Editor, 3, Photogra- 
phy Editor, 4; Chairman Senior Bridge, 4; Mic Dance Commit- 
tee, 4. 


33 Oxford St., Webster, Mass. 
Bartlett High School "Lyd" 

Sleeps the sleep of the just . . thrives on a good laugh, dancing, and 
Brigham's sundaes. . .knit two, rip out four . . Dudley dynamo. 
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1. 


79 Nonantum St., Brighton, Mass. 
Brighton High School "Lou" 

Pretty brown eyes . . .conscientious — "Got a p.m. and I'm going home" 
. . ."What's your time, Webel" 
Anne Strong Club, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3. 




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CYNTHIA NEAL Library Science 

100 East St., Walton, N. Y. 
Walton High School "Tinnie" 

Unlimited humor in the Joan Davis style. . .continually "butting 
around' ' . . . a magazine the midnight before exams . . . hands in pocket 
. . .coat wide open. 
Y.W.C.A., 1, 2; o2o, 3, 4; Daisy Chain. 


740 Chestnut St., Manchester, N. H. 
Northfteld Seminary "Nat" 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality and hair-do-up on Fridays and 
down on Mondays . . . smoothest of dates, but captain and instigator of 
the fourth floor footballers . . . dead-pan humor keeps us guessing. 


24 Oread St., Worcester, Mass. 
Worcester South High School 

Breathless at 8:45 . . . always ready for a laugh . . . after Holy Cross foot- 
b.ill games , peach and cherry pie are her favorite pastimes . 
Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher; 
Daisy Chain. 


31 Lindall St., Roslindale, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Fleget" 

Nothing like a good argument . . . a talent for making people laugh . . . 

lives up to her ideals . . .writes "adequate" letters . . somebody everyone 


Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Freshman-Junior 

Wedding Usher. 


25 Mayo Rd., Wellesley, Mass. 
Wellesley High School "Dot" 

Graceful on a dance floor — fun on a hike. . .an ardent V -mailer. . . 
makes a lovely Lady in Red . . . vivacious, versatile, and typically 

Dramatic Club, 1, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 
3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2; o2o Club, 2, 3, President, 4; Commence- 
ment Choir, 1. 


657 Adams St., Quincy, Mass. 
Quincy Senior High School 

A pianist at heart . . .inevitably late for first hour . . can change a flat 
tire as fast as a bed . . . Susie Q. 

Academy, 3, 4; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1; League of 
Evangelical Students, 2, 3, 4. 


Fremont St., Raymond, N. H. 
Raymond High School "Pagie" 

She likes to read and talk and play; 

We like her easy-going way; 

An empty purse, but a top-notch nurse, 

And a disposition graded A. 
Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Musical Association, 1; Massachusetts 
General Student Council, 3. 

VASILIA G. PANAGES Home Economics 

1415 Congress St., Portland, Maine 
Deering High School "Lee" 

A quiet but dependable friend . . . bright . . . keen . . . loves pink carna- 
tions, for ma Is, and hand-knit sweaters . . . came to us from IV est brook. 



1333 Quincv Shore Blvd., Quincv, Mass. 
Quincy High School "A. P." 

Smooth and sweet. . .conversationalist par excellence. . .has a yen for 
slumming. . enthuses over Spanish music. . .refreshingly frank. 
English Club, 2; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 2, 3, 4; 
Mic, Staff, 2, Assistant Business Manager, 3- 


12 Van Norden Rd., Woburn, Mass. 
Woburn High School "Parsh" 

Climbs mountains and loves old houses . . . detests Revere Beach and her 
own attempts at knitting . . . living and dancing are synonymous with 

Art Guild, 2; Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Y.W.C.A., 4; 
News, Typing Staff, 4; Daisy Chain. 


25 Wood St., Nashua, N. H. 
Nashua High School "Dee Dee" 

Transfer from Colby College 
Does all her homework on the train out to Andover-Newton . . . knits 
furiously at meals .. .favorite reading: Boston Cooking School Cook 
Book — Van won t have to get dinner. 
Scribunal, 4; Transfer Committee. 


109 Glenwood St., Lowell, Mass. 
Rogers Hall "Pat" 

Always ready to go . . . twinkling eyes . . . subtle humor . . . thick and thin 
friend . . . "love me, love my dog ' . . . her only hobby is buying shoes. 
Christian Science Club, 3, 4; o2o, 4; Baccalaureate Usher. 




93 Binney St., Boston, Mass. 
Framingham High School "Elly" 

fourteen carat and genuine through and through. . .frank. . .wide-eyed 
. . . a smile you remember . . . calories never bother her . . .finishes what- 
ever she sets out to do. 
Academy, 3, 4; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Class Executive Board, 2. 


857 Watertown St., West Newton, Mass. 
Newton High School "Petey" 

First love: M.G.H.O.R. . . .neat as a pin; punctual as a clock. . . 
cra%_y about babies, particularly the littlest ones . . . Gilbert and Sullivan 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1, 2. 


21 Glen St., Maiden, Mass. 
Maiden High School "Pete" 

Cool, calm, and competent .. .a record collector with Phil's help... 
gracious in every way . . . a perfect hostess . . . can cook, sew, and sing. 
Academy, Executive Board, 3, President, 4; Art Guild, 2; Dra- 
matic Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 4; U.S.S.A., 4; May Party; Commence- 
ment Usher; Waitress at Senior and Soph Luncheons; Daisy 
Chain; Curriculum Committee, 2, 3; Red Cross, 2, 3; School 
Representative, 3- 


9 Kenwood PI., Lawrence, Mass. 
Lawrence High School "Piatt" 

Refuses to pronounce her "r's". . .likes Chanel. . .a blonde bombshell 
with a lot of " umph" . . .forever losing money. . .her main interest — 
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1. 



604 East Fifth St., South Boston, Mass. 
South Boston High School "Betty" 

Never a hair out of place . . . loves Chinese food, all she can get . . . her 
postwar plans include raising a family . 

Y.W.C.A., Secretary, 2; Commencement Usher; Waitress at 
Senior Luncheon. 


65 East Elm Ave., Wollaston, Mass. 
North Quincy High School 

Transfer from Boston University 

At ease on a dance floor or a tennis court . . . proficient in classes .. .de- 
lights in Gilbert and Sullivan . . .her pet love, her dog Spotty! 


16 Frost Ave., Dorchester, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School 

Casual and carefree, without a worry in the world. . .beautiful dancer, 
who makes polkas her specialty . . . popular with all branches of the 
service, but plays no favorites, yet! 

Musical Association, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; 
Y.W.C.A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Commencement Usher; Waitress at Senior 
Luncheon; Daisy Chain. 


Gott Ave., Pigeon Cove, Mass. 
Rockport High School "Poochie" 

"What a riot!" . . .ambitious and unusual . . smooth figure, despite her 
large and ever-present appetite . . .everyone knows Poochie, but QUICK, 
what s her first name 7 . 

Art Guild, 2, 3; Ellen Richards Club, 2, 3, President, 4; P.S., 
Advertising Staff, 1. 

JANET C. RADLO Home Economics 

72 Elm Hill Ave., Roxbury, Mass. 
Roxbury Memorial High School J an 

A live wire that sparkles . . . symphony and chocolate cake . . . the Army 
Air Corps currently heads her long, long list . . a real smoothie, even in 
Home Ec garb! 

Academy, 3, 4; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 
Vice-President, 4; Commencement Usher; News, 1, 2, 3, Social 
Editor, 4; Mic, Circulation Staff, 2, 3- 


22 Summit PI., Stamford, Conn. 
Stamford High School "Beth" 

Gal of many nicknames and a fascinating Park Ave. drawl . . .to her a 
piano means Bach inventions . . .just can t start a theme before three in 
the morning. 

English Club, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1; Junior Welcome 
Committee; Transfer Committee, 4; Baccalaureate, Commence- 
ment, and President's Reception Usher; Senior-Faculty Supper 
Waitress; Daisy Chain; Fen Ways, 4. 

RUTH RICEMAN Library Science 

70 Wallingford Rd., Brighton, Mass. 
Jeremiah E. Burke High School "Ruthie" 

Up and coming . . . a regular pal . . . happy outlook . . . worth her weight 
in gold. 
Menorah, 4; o2o, 4. 


188 Florence St., Melrose, Mass. 
Melrose High School "Rye" 

A "keep 'em flying" gal. . .good-natured, sweet, and lovely . . .Howard 
Johnson s and air mail letters . . . working towards a railroad ticket to 
west of the Rockies. 

May Party Committee; Newman Club, 2, 3, 4; Anne Strong Club, 
2, 3, 4; Waitress at Sophomore Luncheon; Class Executive 
Board, 1; Student Activities Committee, 1. 


PAULINE RIORDAN Library Science 

68Johnswood Rd., Roslindale, Mass. 
Roslindale High School 

Naturally shy . . . sedate manner . . . twinkling eyes . . .she gets things 
done in a quiet way . . . loves to hike and sail. 

Art Guild, 2; Newman, 1, 3; Le Cercle Francais, 3; Outing 
Club, 4. 


617 East Broad St., Westfield, N. J. 

Tall. . .dark. . .distinguished. . .time out for Officers' Club, Anzacs, 
and Pan-American Society . . .extremely busy. 

Art Guild, 1, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer, 2, Chairman of Social 
Activities, 3; Pan-American Society, Secretary-Treasurer, 2, 
President, 3, 4; Ring Committee, 2; Old English Dinner, Decora- 
tion Committee, 2, Assistant Play Director, 3; War Fund Cap- 
tain; P.S., Business Staff, 1; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate Usher; 
Commencement Usher. 


133 Ruthven St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Roxbury Memorial High School "Kitty" 

A passion for skiing . . . a fondness for New Hampshire . . . a strong 
attraction for labs . . .a love for poetry. 



57 Church St., Canton, Mass. 
Canton High School 

St. Thomas Aquinas and 25-mile bike rides . . . can squeeze an advertising 
contract from a rock . . . a true Bostonian who knows her hometown from 
the Grace Home Galleries to Durgin-Park. 

English Club, 2, 3, 4;Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1; 
Commencement, 3; Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1; 
Fen Ways, Advertising Manager, 4. 


158 Thorndike St., Brookline, Mass. 
Brookline High School "Wini" 

Social work will never cramp Wini's style! . . .beautiful, brainy, and 
down-to-earth . . . sports stunning clothes, Chen Yu nails, and, best of all, 
a pair of silver wings! 

Student Assembly, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1; Outing Club, 3; 
Class Executive Board, 4. 


26 North St., Plymouth, Mass. 
Plymouth High School "Cary" 

From skiing to sailing, she's a natural at sports . . .loves her sciences 
and knows 'em . . .the gamin of Evans second floor. 
Ellen Richards, 1, 2, 3, 4; Transfer Committee; Baccalaureate 
Usher; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; Usher at President's 


242 Hurley St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Cambridge High and Latin School "Ed" 

Always thinking of someone else . . . "Anticipation is ^4 of the fun 
flashing knitting needles . . .gay and unpredictable. 
A.S.U., 3; Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3; Newman, 1, 2, 3; Y.W. 
C.A.,1,2, 3. 


11 Starbird St., Maiden, Mass. 
Maiden High School "Lil" 

Secretarial efficiency plus . . . a bit of deviltry under a smooth surface . . . 
Lone Ranger enthusiast. . .charming. . .vivacious. 
Academy, 3, 4; Secretary, 4; Menorah, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; 
Y.W.C.A., 4; May Party, 3; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4; United 
States Student Assembly, 4. 




24 Holden Rd., Belmont, Mass. 
Belmont High School "Al" 

At home on a baseball field . . . frank . . . willing . . . sincere . . . dry wit . . . 
loathes early morning rising. 

Newman, 1, 4; Scribunal, 3, 4; Assembly Suggestion Committee, 
4; Defense Committee, 3, 4, Chairman, 4; War Fund Drive, 
Co-Chairman, 4. 


1 Kenwood St., Pittsfield, Mass. 
Pittsfield High School "Pebbie" 

Tears around on Wednesdays, getting News to press . . . knows Boston 
from the Blue Ship to Beacon Hill . . .easy to be with . . .nice to know. 
Musical Association, 1; Unity, 1; Old English Dinner, 3; Bac- 
calaureate Usher; Volunteer Ward Aide, Chairman, 4; Red Cross 
Drive, 3; Senior-Faculty Supper, Waitress, 2; Daisy Chain; 
Shush Committee, 2; Baccalaureate Choir, 3; Commencement 
Choir, 3; News, Technical Staff, 3, Assistant Technical Editor, 3, 
Technical Editor, 4, Dance Committee, 3, Banquet Committee, 3- 


108 East Housatonic St., Pittsfield, Mass. 
Pittsfield High School 

With brains and ambition, she finished jour years in three . . .likes play- 
ing Mr. Anthony, but has problems of her own in N.C. . . .a clever sense 
of humor makes her fun to be with. 

Academy, 3, 4; English Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club accompanist, 1, 2; U.S.S. A., 4; News, Feature Staff, 4. 


340 Manchester St., Manchester, N. H. 
St. Joseph High School "GE" 

Democracy, here I come. . .early-morning glamor. . .can't count her in- 
coming mail, or males . . .off to New York! 

Dramatic Club, 1; Newman, 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer, 4; o2o, 2, 3, 4; 
Hobo Party, Chairman; Baccalaureate Usher; Commencement 
Usher; Waitress at Senior and Soph Luncheons; Daisy Chain; 
Freshman-Junior Wedding, Usher; President's Reception, 
Usher; Social Activities Committee, Class Representative. 


56 Brookdale St., Roslindale, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Shep" 

Peppy Brighamite with an infectious grin . . . ritual: coke, ice cream, and 
a letter a day . . . cherihses secret plans to stowaway on a certain aircraft 
Anne Strong, 2, 3, 4; Newman, 1, 2, 3- 


51 Phillips St., Boston, Mass. 
Roxbury Memorial High School "Freckles" 

Watch out for this candid photographer . . . writes verse . . . loves foreign 
restaurants . . . bacteriolog y and public health on her hit parade. 
A.S.U., 1, 2; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4. 

E. JANE SILSBY Business 

55 Church St., Newport, N. H. 
Towle High School "Sils" 

Left-handed, red-headed secretary . . . blue kerchief at breakfast . . . three 
letters a week . . . the Statler . . . likes Camels, cokes, khaki, and Cliff. 


25 Palmer Ave., Jewett City, Conn. 
Griswold High School "Barb" 

Our Simmons Mademoiselle . . boogie-woogie fiend . . loves the Copley . . . 
Tabu . symphonies, plays. . .sharp in red flannels. . .interests range 
from Africa to Colorado. 

Musical Association, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Unity, 1, 2, 3; Daisy 


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ANTONIA SMERLAS Preprofessional 

29 Newtowne Court, Cambridge, Mass. 
Cambridge Latin School "Toni" 

Easy to know and easier to like . . . lends moral support to basketball 
teams... high voltage that squeaks under pressure .. .there 's no one 
quite like Toni'. 

Academy, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2; May Party, Chairman, 3; 
Junior Prom; Junior Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate, Com- 
mencement, and President's Reception Usher; Daisy Chain; 
Class Executive Board, 2; Student Government Representative, 3; 
Class Secretary, 4; Student Government Secretary, 3- 


58 Dexter St., Maiden, Mass. 
Maiden High School "Dottie" 

Struggles with natural curly hair . . . accounting is her second nature . . . 
fascinated by football . . .enjoys eating — anything. 
Art Guild, 2; Dramatic Club, 1; Scribunal, 2, 3, 4; Assembly 
Suggestion Committee, 4; News, Typing Staff, 3, 4. 

Home Economics 


"Bring on the food!" . . . 
smile . . . and a very able 


21 Fairmont St., Maiden 
Maiden High School 

Looks most professional in that white uniform- 
wonderfully good-natured gal with a lovely 

Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Musical Asso- 
ciation, 1; Y.W.C.A., 4; Commencement Usher; Daisy Chain; 
U.S.S.A. 4. 

RITA E. STEELE Library Science 

25 Goodrich Rd., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Jamaica Plain High School "Reet" 

Symphony comes first, but there are still sighs aplenty for B.G. . . . 
prefers men with crew cuts, tweeds, and brains . . . and is still wondering 
if Tech men fill the bill! 

Unity Club, 1, 2; Pan-American, 4; o2o Club, 3, 4; Usher at 
President's Reception; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain; 
Class Executive Board, 4. 



Taft Ave., North Dartmouth, Mass. 
Dartmouth High School "Al" 

Like Florence Nightingale, she carries a torch, but hers is for Bronnie! . . . 
black nighties and Latin dances . . . "But he' s got a wonderful sense of 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Musical Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Newman 
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Old English Dinner, 3; Baccalaureate and Com- 
mencement Choir, 2; Class Executive Board, 3. 

ELEANOR TANSEY Library Science 

99 Thacher St., Milton, Mass. 
Milton High School 

Eleanor is a lithe lady with plenty of poise . . . very much alive and click- 
ing . . .a nipping wit and a happy optimism rule her day. 
Newman Club, 1, 2, 3,4;o2oClub, 1,2, 3,4. 


92 Lang Ave., Belmont, Mass. 
Belmont High School "Phyl" 

Generally lunches on two sweet rolls and dessert. . .Murray's waiting 
for you at Info, Phyl . . boundless energy, but sometimes stricken with 
rigor mortis . . witty, winsome, and well-dressed. 
Commencement Usher, 3; Commencement Program Committee, 4. 


121 Central Ave., Milton, Mass. 

Milton High School "Margie" 

Margie's disposition is always very sweet 
It brought a very handsome man kneeling at her feet. 
She makes our nurses' training easier to bear, 
By being thoughtful, speaking softly, smiling everywhere. 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President, 5; Musical Association, 

1; Unity Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 1. 

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24 Washington St., Lawrence, Mass. 
Lawrence High School "Trees" 

Charter member of the swing shift . . .her gorgeous red hair is the envy of 
the campus . . .ankle bracelets, spike heels, and men. 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 2. 

LEOLA WASHBURN Library Science 

54 Hopedale St., Hopedale, Mass. 

Warm and sympathetic, campus confidante . . .thrives on music, be it 
Koussevitsky, James, or her own. . .party-goer and solitary walker. . . 
hates mushrooms and superficiality. 

Musical Association, 1, 2; Y.W.C.A., 1; o2o Club, 3, 4; Junior 
Welcome Committee; Baccalaureate and President's Reception 
Usher; Senior-Faculty Supper Waitress; Daisy Chain; Bacca- 
laureate and Commencement Choir. 


16 Summer St., Weston, Mass. 
Pottsville High School "Webe" 

Weaknesses — pleated skirts .. .pie a la mode . . . and appendectomies . . . 
rosy cheeks and a wonderful disposition . . . and the Navy, of course! 
Anne Strong Club, 1, 2; Musical Association, 1, 2, Secretary, 3; 
May Party; Junior Welcome Committee; Old English Dinner, 1; 
Baccalaureate and Commencement Choir, 1, 2. 


11 Fairmount St., Melrose, Mass. 
Melrose High School "Mimi" 

Camping at Lake Winnipesaukee is tops with her, but seafood and the 
Air Corps rate plenty high . . . would like to know just what it feels like 
to be TALL! 

Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Unity Club, 1; Commencement 
Usher; Senior Luncheon Waitress; Daisy Chain. 


8433 West Rivershore Dr., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
Niagara Falls Senior High School "Ginny" 

Ginny, with the bright brown eyes 

Is jolly and pretty as well as wise; 

Highly efficient when the need arises, 

But ready to laugh at jokes and surprises. 
Academy, 3, 4, 5; Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; Art Guild, 3; Musical 
Association, 1; Sophomore Shush Committee; Old English 
Dinner; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress. 


74 Wedgemere Ave., Winchester, Mass. 
Winchester High School "Cam" 
Author at 21 with a story in Mademoiselle. . .West Point representa- 
tive to Simmons refreshing humor all her own. 

Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, Secretary, 4; English Club, 1, 2, Secretary, 
3, 4; Freshman Frolic; Junior Welcome Committee, Assistant 
Chairman; Ring Committee; Student Government Representa- 
tive, 4; Honor Board, Secretary, 3; Class Executive Board, 3; 
News, Social Editor, 2, Feature Editor, 3; Fen Ways, Feature 
Editor, 3- 


81 Canal St., Lyons, N. Y. 
Lyons High School "Suzie" 

Gorgeous blue eyes and a perfect widow's peak. . .chatter, giggling, and 
teasing are her pet pastimes, handy in a quiet and sober library! 
Unity Club, 1, 2, 3; o2o Club, 2, 3, 4. 


200 Starin Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Buffalo Seminary "Jan" 

Transfer from the University of Buffalo 
Dainty and pretty . . . a sweetheart of Sigma Chi . . .her efficiency and 
ready laugh make those horrible I.M. mornings not quite so bad. 
Home Economics Club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3; A Capella, 3; Transfer 
Chairman, 4. 



127 South St., Auburn, Mass. 
Auburn High School "Whitcy" 

Dimples, charm, and personality plus .. Tech wins again ..." Hey, 
kids, Mum just sent a box!' ' . . . smooth clothes, and dates every night. 
Anne Strong Club, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1; Junior Welcome Com- 
mittee; Class Executive Board, 1; Student Government Repre- 
sentative, 2; Dorm Advisory Council, 2; Honor Board, 3; Dorm 
Council, 3- 



166 Quincy Ave., Dedham, Mass. 
Dedham High School 

Our 1942 waltz queen. . .a gay hit of femininity with a mind of her own 
. . .a passion for foreign food . . "He wears a pair of silver wings." 
Home Economics Club, 2, 3, Program Committee, 3; Musical 
Association, 2, 3; Unity, 1; Usher at Commencement and Presi- 
dent's Reception; Waitress at Soph and Senior Luncheons; Daisy 
Chain; Baccalaureate Choir, 2; Commencement Choir, 2. 


93 Marion St., Brookline, Mass. 
Brookline High School "Wishie" 

" . . . I am not contained between my hat and my boots." 
Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1; Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4; Menor- 
ah, 1,2,3, 4;Y.W.C.A.,3, 4. 


38 Harrington Ave., Quincy, Mass. 
Quincy Senior High School "Irma" 

Sweaters . . . sociology . . . hand-knit argyles . . . inhabits record shops . . . 
and loves her nursing career! 

Anne Strong, 1, 2, 3, 4; English Club, 2, 3; Menorah, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Waitress at Soph Luncheon. 

IRMA S. WOLFSON Home Economics 

1729 North Shore Rd., Revere, Mass. 
Revere High School 

Strives for perfection . . . does very well by sentimental piano tunes . . . 
time is not her master. . .silver wings prove she doesn't know there's a 
man shortage. 

Dramatic Club, 1; Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Menorah, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Simmons Forum, 3. 


86 Pleasant St., Wakefield, Mass. 
Wakefield High School "Al" 

Super sense-of -humor. . .Bob Hope jokes .. .likes music, classical or 
jaz&. . .reads people like a book. . "solid!" 

Waitress at Senior Luncheon; Daisy Chain; Baccalaureate Choir, 
3, Commencement Choir, 3- 

ANITA MAY WOOLEY Home Economics 

197 Hunting Hill Ave., Middletown, Conn. 
Meriden High School "Wool" 

The mailman s best customer. . .a slap-happy gal . . .has a personal 

interest in Engliand .. .always getting "in the mood" .. .dancing s 

her hobby. 

Home Economics Club, 2, 3, 4; Outing Club, 1; Unity, 1; Daisy 



9 Lincoln St., Arlington, Mass. 
Arlington High School "Charl" 

Tiny, blonde, vivacious . . a cheery "hi" for everyone . . .favorite haunt 
is the butt room . . . dates by the dozen. 

Anne Strong Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Luncheon Waitress; 
Chairman of Social Activities, 1. 


HILDA YEE Science 

60 Linden St., Allston, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "Hilly" 

Little, but what a big personality . . . her heart belongs to chemistry . . . 
always willing to help . . . wants to go to China for reconstruction work. 
Ellen Richards, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer, 3; Y.W.C.A., 2, 4, 
International Student Association Council, Chairman, 2. 


23 Daytona Rd., Lynn, Mass. 
Lynn Classical High School "Dotty" 

Fun seeker and gloom chaser . . . interests lie south of the Mason-Dixon 

. . .mysteries, fireplace, and Cape Cod cottages . . .interior decorating s a 


Anne Strong Club, 2, 3; Unity Club, 1; Y.W.C.A., 1. 


204 Spring Ave., Arlington, Mass. 


Pat is a morale builder .. .likes sports, swing music, and lengthy 
heated discussions . . -goes for the caveman type . . . we like her, the Army 
will, too. 

(MRS.) SYBIL FICKSMAN Professional 

180 Bonad Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Roxbury Memorial High School "Syb" 

LL.B. — Boston University Law School 
Ambition plus — to be here with one degree in law already'. . . main 
interest is her husband . . . collects fascinating jewelry and dogs . . . 
accepts what comes calmly and intelligently . 


67 Cheney St., Roxbury, Mass. 
Girls' Latin School "Barb" 

Simmons contribution to U.S. -Mexican solidarity .. James Thurber, 
Harvard, and Widener . . . dabbles in dancing and hopes someday to do 
a perfect tour fete. 

Academy, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3; English Club, 2; Le 
Cercle Francais, 2; Pan-American Society, 3, 4; Daisy Chain; 
News, Feature Editor, 3- 


65 Russett Rd., West Roxbury, Mass. 
Roslindale High School "Phyl" 

' 'Don't laugh at my jokes — too much' ' . . . she aims to be the perfect wife, 
and we think she'll do it . . .a sincere and valuable friend. 

PHYLLIS SELMA KOSKY Preprofessional 

895 Morton St., Mattapan, Mass. 
Dorchester High School for Girls 

Helen of Troy had a wandering glance 

Sappho ' s restriction was only the sky 

Ninon was ever the chatter of France 

But, 0, what a good girl am I! 
Academy, 4; English Club, 3; Menorah, 1. 


162 Elm St., Westfield, Mass. 
Westfield High School 

Ec fiend. . .a three-year brain child. . .sympathetic listener . . .swell to 
talk with . . . symphony and opera are just tops . . . a regular qui^ kid . . . 
and, oh, how ambitious! 

Menorah, 1, 2; Hillel, 3, 4; USSA, 3, 4; News, 2, 3, 4; Mic, 2; 
Fire Proctor, 3; RWR, 2, 3, 4. 

ANN STEARNS Professional 

3561 Locksley Drive, Pasadena, Calif. 
South Pasadena High School "Stearnsie" 

"Oh, Johnny.'" . . .Sunday morning waffles in the smoker. . .tip-tilted 
nose and two favorite expressions: "When I was at Reed..." and 

Mr. Sypher says ..." 
Waitress at Senior-Faculty Supper. 



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